Tuesday, 27th October 2015

Israeli soldier stabbed in West Bank.

An Israeli soldier was stabbed and moderately injured in the Etzion settlement bloc in the West Bank on Tuesday night by two assailants.

The two attackers stabbed the soldier, 19, in his head before other soldiers stationed in the area shot them. Both assailants were killed, according to an Israel Police spokesman.

The stabbing took place as soldiers approached two suspicious-looking Arab men at a bus stop, an IDF spokeswoman told The Times of Israel.

As they got closer, the two Palestinian men attacked one of the soldiers, stabbing the 19-year-old soldier in the head and moderately wounding him.

“The forces responded to the immediate threat with fire towards the attackers,” the IDF said in a statement.


Palestinian terrorist killed as he tries to stab Israeli soldier

A Palestinian was shot and killed in Hebron as he attempted to stab an Israeli soldier, the Israel Defense Forces said Tuesday night.

The would-be attacker drew a knife and tried to stab a soldier as his ID was checked at a “crossing” in the West Bank city, the army said in a statement.

“The force responded to the immediate danger with fire towards the attacker, resulting in his death,” the statement read.

The thwarted attack took place in the small Israeli enclave of Tel Rumeida in the divided city. The soldier was not injured in the attempted attack.