The IDF said Tuesday that the 19-year-old Israeli who was stabbed and moderately wounded in Gush Etzion earlier in the evening was an IDF soldier.
Soldiers from the Shimshon Battalion who were guarding Gush Etzion junction noticed two suspicious people who they approached for questioning. When they reached them, the suspects stabbed one of the soldiers.
The soldiers responded with gun fire at the two terrorists.
The wounded soldier was transported to hospital in moderate condition.