TWO WOUNDED IN STABBING ATTACK IN WEST BANK

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An IDF reservist and Israeli civilian were wounded after being stabbed by a Palestinian assailant outside the Samaria Territorial Brigade base in the West Bank on Thursday afternoon.

The 32-year-old reservist was moderately wounded after being stabbed in his upper body and the 26 -year-old Israeli woman was lightly wounded in her leg by shrapnel. Both victims were evacuated to Rabin Medical Center-Beilinson Campus fully conscious, reported Magen David Adom.

According to initial reports in Israeli media, the Palestinian stabbed the reservist who had been standing at a bus stop near Maskit Junction between Har Bracha and Itamar in Samaria. Soldiers and civilians in the area tried to overcome the assailant, with troops opening fire toward him as he fled the scene.

Security forces are in pursuit of the terrorist who was able to escape toward the nearby Palestinian town of Huwara, south of Nablus.

The attack comes just days after Kim Levengrond-Yehezkel, 29, of Rosh Ha’ayin, and Ziv Hagbi, 35, from Rishon Lezion were shot to death by a 23-year-old Ashraf Walid Suleiman Na’alwa.

Na’alwa was also able to flee the scene armed with the weapon he used in the attack.

This is a developing story.

Originally posted at Jerusalem Post.


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