One injured in terrorist attack in Gush Etzion

An Israeli man was stabbed by an Arab terrorist shortly before 10 a.m. on Sunday morning near the haredi community of Metzad in Gush Etzion.

Security forces and Magen David Adom teams were immediately dispatched to the scene.

According to MDA, the condition of the injured victim, 58, is moderate. He has been transferred to Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem with stab wounds to the upper body.

MDA paramedic Ram Naimi recounted the scene: “We arrived and saw a vehicle on the roadside with its windshield wipers shattered. A 58-year-old fully conscious man was nearby. We saw he was suffering from a stab wound to the upper body and head trauma from being hit by a rock. We have him first aid and quickly evacuated him to the hospital.”

Initial reports indicate the Israeli was driving close to Metzad when his car was hit by rocks. After exiting his vehicle, he was attacked by the knife-wielding terrorist.

The terrorist, disguised in haredi garb, fled the scene; security forces are conducting searches for him in the area.

The IDF later said that two terrorists were involved in the attack, both disguised as haredim.

The army said that “two assailants disguised as haredi men attacked the Israeli,” who shot at them before they fled the scene

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Shortly before the attack, Border Police discovered a concealed knife on a Palestinian Arab passing through Tapuch Junction in Samaria. He was arrested and taken in for questioning.

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