Route 443 stabbing victim identified as IDF soldier

An 18 year-old Israeli stabbed to death during a Palestinian terror attack off Route 443 has been identified as an IDF soldier, it was cleared for publication Monday.

He has been named as Ziv Mizrachi, of Givat Ze’ev. His family has been notified.

On Monday, a Palestinian Arab terrorist walked to the Dor Alon gas station near Beit Horon, on Route 443 and northwest of Jerusalem, and began stabbing Israelis.

The 18 year-old died from his wounds at the scene; a 22 year-old woman was wounded and a 50 year-old woman was wounded from a stray bullet from security forces who stopped the attack.

The Route 443 stabbing Monday was the fourth attack in one day, and the second in two hours. Moments before, a stabbing in Samaria had been thwarted, leaving no injuries; two Palestinian Arab teenagers stabbed a 70 year-old man in the heart of Jerusalem, mistaking the Arab man for a Jew; and an 18 year-old Israel was hit in a car attack in northern Samaria.