Israeli Man Lightly Wounded in Stabbing North of Jerusalem; Assailant Killed

The attack took place at a gas station on Route 443 near Ofer roadblock; 23-year-old wounded man evacuated for treatment.

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Soldiers stand at a gas station where a Palestinian man was shot dead after stabbing an Israeli man, August 9, 2015.
Soldiers stand at a gas station where a Palestinian man was shot dead after stabbing an Israeli man, August 9, 2015.Credit: Gil Cohen Magen

An Israeli man was lightly wounded Sunday night in a stabbing attack near the Ofer roadblock north of Jerusalem. Israel Defense Forces soldiers opened fire on the assailant, a Palestinian, killing him.

The attack took place at a gas station on Route 443. The 25-year-old Israeli was treated by Magen David Adom medics for stab wounds to his upper body.

"When we arrived at the roadblock we saw a man with stab wounds to the upper body being treated by an army medical team. He told us he was stabbed while filling up his car. We treated him at the scene and evacuated him in light condition to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem," Inbal Weberman, a paramedic, said.

Last Thursday, three Israeli soldiers were wounded in a suspected hit-and-run terror attack in the area of the West Bank settlement of Shiloh.

Soldiers at the scene of a stabbing near Ofer roadblock in the West Bank, August 9, 2015.Credit: Gil Cohen Magen

Two of the victims were reported to be seriously wounded, with head and internal injuries. They were evacuated to hospital by helicopter while unconscious and on respiration.The third casualty was said to be lightly wounded.

The driver of the vehicle was shot and evacuated in a serious condition. The Israeli license plate on the vehicle had been crudely attached to the vehicle, leading officials to suspect that it had replaced the original Palestinian plates. Palestinian media outlets reported that the driver of the car is Raid Mohammed Badwan, 45, from the West Bank village of Biddu.

A screenshot from an Israel Police video showing a knife an assailant purportedly used to attack an Israeli man near Ofer roadblock, August 9, 2015.Credit: Israel Police spokesperson

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