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Two Israelis were killed and one severely wounded in a stabbing attack in the West Bank town of Halamish on Friday evening.
Magen David Adom emergency medical services reported on Friday evening that at 9:50 p.m. a call was received regarding a stabbing attack on Tamar Street Halamish, northwest of Ramallah in the West Bank. Paramedics provided medical treatment on location to three wounded with varying degrees of injury.
It was initially reported that one of the injured was a 70-year-old woman who was severely wounded and is undergoing resuscitation. One man, 30, was badly wounded after being stabbed in multiple parts of his body, and one woman, 60, was moderately wounded after being stabbed in the back.
MDA later reported that two of the wounded, a 40-year-old man and 60-year-old man had died of their wounds. The third of the wounded, a woman, was transported to Shaare Tzedek hospital.
The assailant, whom Israel's Channel 2 reported was Palestinian, was shot and lost consciousness.
Channel 2 reported that the IDF has called for residents to stay indoors as there may be other assailants in the vicinity, however, they predicted that it was likely a stand alone attack. They also reported that the IDF is increasing security in Jewish settlements in that area.