Stabbing attack near Beit Shemesh

An Arab terrorist conducted a stabbing attack on Friday morning in the area of the Gevaot Checkpoint, located between Beit Shemesh and Gush Etzion.

Initial reports indicate the terrorist was shot in the leg and wounded.

The incident took place when an IDF force opened the gates of the checkpoint for Palestinian Arabs who were coming to work on their farmland in the area.

One Arab suddenly pounced on a soldier, stabbing him in the shoulder.

Magen David Adom (MDA) reports that the wounded man is fully conscious, and is lightly to moderately wounded. He was evacuated to Shaare Tzedek Hospital in Jerusalem.

Zohar Maman, a paramedic with MDA, reenacted his arrival on the scene.

"When we arrived at the place we saw a youth around 26-years-old walking around fully conscious, with a superficial stab wound on his upper body," said Maman. "We provided him initial medical treatment at the site including bandaging, and then evacuated him for continued treatment at the hospital with his condition classified as light."

The attack in the region of Beit Shemesh comes just a day after another stabbing attack in the central city, in which two Arab terrorists from the Hevron region in Judea stabbed a haredi man as he exited a synagogue, lightly wounding him before being shot.

Residents of the city told Arutz Sheva that there is a growing fear due to the massive presence of illegal Arab workers, who may take advantage of their work to launch more attacks.


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