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.
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