An Border Guard cadet who suffered abdominal stab wounds was found in a car at Tefen Junction near the northern Israeli city of Karmiel on Thursday. An emergency rescue crew that arrived on the scene treated the soldier and took him to Nahariya Hospital in moderate condition.
The motive for the attack was criminal, according to the IDF.
Magen David Adom was notified of the stabbing at 4:20 pm. The trainee was fully conscious and in uniform when the paramedics reached him.
According to the initial probe, the victim was waiting for a ride at a hitchhiking station along with another border police cadet. He was attacked when he stepped into a nearby olive grove to urinate.
Two 16-year-old suspects were taken in for questioning shortly after the incident.
Last month, a 19-year-old female soldier was stabbed
in her chest and hand on Jerusalem's Light Rail.
A suspect who fled the scene was later arrested at the Qalandiya checkpoint. During his questioning he admitted to the stabbing. He was later charged with attempted murder.