A Palestinian stabbed an IDF soldier Monday afternoon at Almog Junction, located on the Jerusalem-Dead Sea. The soldier was lightly-moderately injured, and was evacuated to Hadassah Ein Karem Hospital in Jerusalem.
The terrorist succeeded in stealing the soldier's weapon, after which he fled the scene and took cover in the men's room of a nearby gas station.
A detection squadron from Ma'aleh Adumim Police Department located the terrorist's hiding place and detained him. They also confiscated the weapon he had stolen. They began to interrogate him at the gas station.
During the interrogation the terrorist, a resident of the West Bank city of Ramallah, told the officers that he and another Palestinian had arrived on the scene earlier and spotted the soldier entering the bathroom. When he came out they stabbed him and stole his weapon. Security forces have begun searching for the terrorist's accomplice.
Danny Richter, a paramedic who treated the injured soldier, said the victim had sustained injuries in his back. "He was stabbed once in his lower back, and a few minutes later he was evacuated," Richter told Ynet.
Another stabbing attack took place on Saturday, during which a Palestinian stabbed a 9-year old boy near his home in the West Bank settlement of Shalhevet after setting a house nearby on fire.
The terrorist escaped, and settlers retaliated by rioting in a Palestinian village, where they injured a number of people and damaged the residents' property.
Ronen Medzini contributed to the report