Soldier stabbed in terror attack near Ariel, two terrorists shot dead

Victim evacuated to hospital in moderate to serious condition.

By
March 17, 2016 11:21
1 minute read.
Terror Israel

Scene of stabbing attack in Ariel. (photo credit: IFAT ARIELI)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

A soldier was stabbed on Thursday morning just as she walked off a bus that had stopped by the Ariel junction in Samaria.

Two young Palestinian assailants had run toward her from the direction of the nearby gas station with knives in their hands, according to a spokeswoman for the Samaria Regional Council.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


Soldiers guarding the bus stop shot and killed the two terrorists: Ali al-Kar Thawabta, 20, and Ali Taqatke, 19, from Beit Fajar village near Bethlehem.

Thawabta had two family members who committed terrorist attacks. One, Jihad Tawathbe, is currently imprisoned, and the other one, Isam Tahwatbe, was killed after carrying out a stabbing attack in Gush Etzion in November 2015.

MDA paramedics treated the wounded soldier at the scene and evacuated her to Rabin Medical Center – Beilinson Campus in Petah Tikva in moderate to serious condition.

She was recovering from emergency surgery.

The city of Ariel, with a population of 18,400, is the third largest settlement in the West Bank. Ariel Mayor Ariel Shaviro called on the government “to put an end to the absurd situation in which Israeli citizens are no longer safe.”



Maayan Groisman contributed to this report.

Related Content

July 23, 2018
IDF strikes Gaza terror cell for second time in 24-hours

By TOVAH LAZAROFF