Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Woman stabbed outside supermarket, attacker arrested.

An Israeli woman was in moderate condition after being stabbed in the back in the Etzion Bloc in the West Bank.

The terror attack took place outside the Rami Levy supermarket at Etzion Junction.

The woman was conscious as she was treated by rescue personnel at the scene.

The Palestinian attacker fled the scene after the stabbing, but was caught and subdued by police. Initial reports did not indicate his condition, police spokeswoman Luba Samri said.

“When I arrived to the scene, I saw an approximately 40-year-old woman sitting in her vehicle,” MDA paramedic Wally Wolfstahl said. “She was fully conscious and suffering from a stab wound to the upper body. People on the scene told me they put her in the vehicle after she was stabbed by a terrorist.”

The woman underwent a successful surgery overnight to remove the knife from her spine

Following the surgery, doctors were preparing to scan the patient to assess the damage caused by the knife.


Attempted stabbing on soldier at the Tomb of the Patriarchs, attacker shot dead.

In a separate incident earlier Wednesday, a Palestinian man who attempted to stab an Israeli soldier in the Tel Rumeida area of the West Bank city of Hebron was shot dead by security forces.

The attempted stabbing took place near the Tomb of the Patriarchs holy site, the scene of several stabbing attacks in recent weeks. According to the IDF, the attacker drew a knife and tried to stab soldiers guarding the Gilbert checkpoint.

There were no reports of Israeli injuries.