Two attempted stabbings foiled in West Bank

Elite IDF unit opens fire at terrorist who tried to stab Israelis at Gush Etzion junction and kill him; civilian lightly hurt from bullet shrapnel; in second attack, female terrorist attacks IDF officer near Anabta, and is neutralized.

Two attempted stabbing attacks were thwarted in the West Bank on Tuesday morning. No Israelis were hurt, and both attackers were shot and killed.



A female Palestinian terrorist attempted to stab an IDF officer near the village of Anabta in the Samaria region. She was shot and later succumbed to her wounds. She was identified as 19-year-old Maram Ramiz Hassouna, from Rafidia in Nablus.


Earlier, a Palestinian terrorist tried to carry out a stabbing attack at the Gush Etzion Junction. Elite IDF forces shot the terrorist and killed him. An Israeli man was light-to-moderately wounded in his hand and chest from bullet shrapnel.


Scene of stabbing attack at Gush Etzion
Scene of stabbing attack at Gush Etzion


The Israeli man, 35, was standing at the hitchhiking stop, which has been the site of ten terrorist attacks in the past two months. Magen David Adom paramedics treated the wounded man and he was sent to Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem's Ein Karem.


The attacker was identified as 16-year-old Mamoun al-Khatib from the village of Doha in Bethlehem. 


In two additional incidents on Tuesday, two Palestinian women were stopped at IDF checkpoints near Efrat in Gush Etzion and in Hebron after it became clear they were each carrying a knife.























פרסום ראשון: 12.01.15, 08:16
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