Soldier stabbed after refusing to offer cigarette

A 19-year-old soldier was stabbed Tuesday morning after refusing to give a group of people a cigarette. According to the soldier, he was approached by a group of teens on his way to meet his girlfriend and after he refused to offer them a cigarette, they stabbed him in the knee and escaped. An MDA medical team evacuated the 19-year-old in moderate condition to the Rambam Hospital in Haifa. Police were investigating the incident.