1 Wounded in West Bank Stabbing Shortly After Similar Attack Foiled

Day after four people stabbed in southern Israel, Palestinian woman killed after trying to stab settler; additional attack thwarted.

Gili Cohen
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Scene of stabbing at the Kfar Adumim Junction in the West Bank. November 22, 2015.
Scene of stabbing at the Kfar Adumim Junction in the West Bank. November 22, 2015.Credit: Reuters
Gili Cohen

An Israeli was very lightly wounded Sunday morning in a stabbing attack at the Kfar Adumim Junction in the West Bank. The assailant was shot after a failed attempts to run over and stab passersby, the police said.

The incident took place shortly after a Palestinian woman attempted to stab a settler near Hawara, but was run over and shot dead. The former mayor of the Samaria Regional Council, Gershon Mesika, hit the would-be assailant with his car, before soldiers and a civilian shot and killed her. 

The suspected assailant in the Hawara incident has been identified as an 16-year-old Palestinian from Nablus. Hamas vowed to responsed to her death.

According to the police, in Kfar Adumim, a Palestinian driving a taxi arrived at the junction and unsuccessfully attempted to run over a number of people at the site, he then pulled out knife, and was shot and killed by a civilian.

Scene of stabbing at the Kfar Adumim Junction Credit: Reuters

Nir Buzaglo, a paramedic who was on the scene, identified the victim as a 51-year-old Israel and said he suffered dry wounds to his hands and was taken to a Jerusalem hospital.

The night before, four people were seriously wounded in a stabbing attack in the southern Israeli city of Kiryat Gat. The assailant, identified as Mohammed Tarda, 18, a resident of the Hebron region, was apprehended after a manhunt that lasted several hours.

Israeli police explosives experts inspect a taxi at the scene of what police said was an attempted ramming attack near the West Bank Jewish settlement of Kfar Adumim, November 22, 2015.
Israeli police explosives experts inspect a taxi at the scene of what police said was an attempted ramming attack near the West Bank Jewish settlement of Kfar Adumim November 22, 2015.Credit: Reuters

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