Soldier stabbed in Samaria, terrorist eliminated

Reports indicate that a terrorist tried to stab an IDF officer at the entrance to Har Eival, near Shechem.

The terrorist first threw an object at the soldiers, then pulled out a knife and stabbed the officer in his hand. The other soldiers at the scene shot and killed the terrorist. The stabbed officer was declared lightly wounded and has been evacuated.

The victim was the deputy commander of the company.

A Molotov cocktail was found near the scene of the attack. It may be what the terrorist threw before drawing his knife.

Earlier today, another terrorist tried to stab civilians near Kiryat Arba. In that instance, nearby soldiers were able to shoot and kill the attacker before he did any damage.