Stabbing attack in Hebron: IDF soldier lightly wounded; 2 assailants shot dead

Incident occurs near Beit Hashalom in the city.

October 20, 2015 21:51
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Scene of stabbing attack in Hebron, October 20, 2015. (photo credit: Courtesy)


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One Israeli was killed and four were wounded by Palestinians in four separate incidents across the West Bank on Tuesday.

The latest attack occurred at night in Hebron, when soldiers killed two knife-wielding Palestinian terrorists as they stabbed and lightly wounded one solider and then tried to stab another.

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The 30 teens marching with Israeli flags on the outskirts of Hebron near the Kiryat Arba settlement were not harmed in the incident.

Earlier in the day, Avraham Asher Hasno, 54, was killed in a hit-and-run truck incident that followed a Palestinian rock attack on his car near his home settlement of Kiryat Arba.

He stopped the vehicle, got out, and was struck by a truck driven by a Palestinian man, who then drove away.

The incident occurred on Route 60 near the Palestinian village of Al-Fawwar.

Magen David Adom paramedics reported finding a man without vital life signs lying on the road next to his vehicle, suffering from multiple wounds.

Photos show how his front windshield and side door had been damaged by the stones.

An MDA team attempted to resuscitate the man, but when that failed, it declared him dead on the scene.

The Palestinian truck driver turned himself into the Palestinian Authority police in nearby Daharia, in the South Hebron Hills, claiming that he had hit Hasno by accident and had not intended to run him over.

Security forces have launched an investigation into the incident.

Hasno was the father of seven and a grandfather of nine. He ran the kitchen at the yeshiva in the nearby Otniel settlement.

Closer to Jerusalem, at the Gush Etzion junction, a terrorist attempted to run over a soldier and a civilian who were standing near the bus stop on Route 60.

Both Israelis – the soldier, 20, and another man, 21 – suffered light wounds.

The Palestinian driver stopped his car, then emerged from his vehicle brandishing a knife.

In response, the commander of the Shimshon Battalion from the Kfir infantry brigade, opened fire on the driver, striking and killing him.

A photo of the Palestinian lying dead in a pool of blood with a knife nearby was published on WhatsApp groups.

Both of the wounded were evacuated by MDA paramedics to the Hadassah-University Medical Center in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem.

Earlier on Tuesday, a Palestinian terrorist stabbed and lightly wounded an IDF officer near the West Bank town of Beit Awwa, close to the Green Line and near the southern Israeli district of Lakhish.

Soldiers nearby shot and killed the attacker. MDA paramedics said the soldier sustained a very lightly injury.

The last security incident in that specific 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.

Yasser Okbi/Ma’ariv Hashavua contributed to this report.

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