Palestinian Teen Shot During Attempted Stabbing Near Hebron

According to Israeli army 'terrorist attempted a stabbing attack in the hitchhiking post. None were injured. The terrorist was shot by IDF security forces.'

FILE PHOTO: Israeli soldiers at scene of West Bank stabbing attack Abbas Momani, AFP

An alleged stabbing attack was thwarted Friday in the West Bank, the Israeli army said.

According to initial reports, a 14-year-old Palestinian was shot while attempting a stabbing attack near the settlement of Kiryat Arba, outside of Hebron.

According to an army statement, "a terrorist attempted a stabbing attack in the hitchhiking post of the Elias Junction. None were injured. The terrorist was shot by IDF security forces stationed at the post. He is now being treated on the scene." The teenage assailant was shot in his leg and is said to be in serious condition.

The incident is the latest in a spate of attacks and attempted attacks against Israelis in the West Bank.

On Wednesday, a 13-year-old Palestinian girl was shot and lightly wounded after refusing to stop at a checkpoint and acting suspiciously. Sappers who searched the girl's bag found no traces of explosives or weapons.

On Tuesday, a Palestinian attempted to stab an Israeli soldier outside the Palestinian town of Bani Naim, the military said. The suspected attacker was shot and killed without any casualties among the soldiers.