West Bank Settlement Security Guard Wounded in Stabbing Attempt

Security guard at Ma'aleh Adumim settlement was lightly wounded in the attack; security forces searching area for perpetrator.

A security guard at the West Bank settlement of Ma'aleh Adumim was lightly injured in a stabbing on Saturday.

The guard was transported to a hospital for medical treatment.

A road near the West Bank settlement of Ma'aleh Adumim
A road near the West Bank settlement of Ma'aleh Adumim.Shaul Arieli

Police said that the suspect spoke Arabic and fled in the direction of a nearby Palestinian town.

Security forces are searching the area for the suspect and have opened an investigation into the incident.

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Last month, Jerusalem police arrested a suspect in the stabbing that took place in the Ramot neighborhood in northern Jerusalem on October 22.

In that stabbing, a 17-year-old Israeli was seriously wounded by an Arab resident of Beit Iksa.

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