Stabbing attack at Gush Etzion Junction, one wounded

An Arab terrorist stabbed a 34-year-old Israeli soldier at Gush Etzion Junction this morning (Tuesday), before being shot and eliminated by security forces.

MDA provided the victim with first aid for stab wounds to his face, and evacuated him to Jerusalem’s Sha’arei Tzedek Hospital. He is considered to be lightly wounded.

Police have closed off the site to traffic.

“An assailant stabbed a soldier at the Gush Etzion junction,” an army statement said.

“Forces at the scene responded to the attack and shot the assailant, resulting in his death. The victim is receiving emergency medical treatment.”