Palestinian stabs two Israelis near Gush Etzion

A Palestinian assailant stabbed two Israelis near Rosh Tzurim in Gush Etzion Wednesday afternoon. One of the Israelis, age 18, who was stabbed in the back outside the Alon Shvut community in the West Bank, was lightly wounded. It was not clear, however, if the assailant had succeeded in wounding the other Israeli. The Palestinian attacker escaped on foot from the scene. Police and IDF forces were conducting searches in an attempt to locate him. The wounded Israeli received medical attention at the scene.