IDF officer lightly wounded in stabbing attack in southern West Bank

The assailant was believed to have been killed immediately after the stabbing, according to sources at the scene.

October 20, 2015 11:14
Terror Israel

Scene of attack near West Bank town of Bet Awwa‏. (photo credit: HAR HEVRON SPOKESMAN)

A Palestinian terrorist stabbed and lightly wounded an IDF officer near the West Bank town of Bet Awwa, close to the Green Line and near the southern Israeli district of Lakhish.  

Soldiers nearby shot and killed the attacker.

Magen David Adom paremdics said the soldier sustained a very light injury in the attack.

The last security incident in that area occurred on October 10 in the settlement of Neguhot, when an IDF officer tasked with securing the area spotted a Palestinian armed with a knife seeking to infiltrate the community.

He alerted the local armed civilian response team, which shot the terrorist in the leg. The IDF evacuated him to the hospital.

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