An IDF force carried out a suspect arrest protocol at a knife-wielding would-be Palestinian terrorist near the Gush Etzion junction Wednesday.
A soldier from the Nahal's 50 Battalion was stationed in a pillbox at the junction's security checkpoint. The terrorist was running north, going against traffic.
The soldier noticed he was carrying a suspicious object, which later turned out to be a knife, and called out to him, ordering him to stop.
When the terrorist kept running, the soldier initiated a suspect arrest protocol, during which he shot the would-be terrorist in the stomach, incapacitating him.
The suspect was taken to the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem in moderate condition.
There were no Israeli casualties.