Israeli Soldier Stabbed in Jordan Valley, Suspect Captured, Army Says

The soldier's weapons, which was snatched by the suspect, was later retrieved

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An Israeli army checkpoint in southern Israel, two months ago.
An Israeli army checkpoint in southern Israel, two months ago.Credit: Eliyahu Hershkovitz

An Israeli soldier was stabbed Thursday in the Jordan Valley and her personal weapon was snatched, the military said in an initial statement.

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Military forces captured the suspect and retrieved the soldier's weapon, the statement said. The incident is being investigated, according to the IDF Spokesperson's Unit. 

The 21-year-old soldier was evacuated to Hadassah University Hospital in Ein Karem Jerusalem, suffering puncture wounds in her upper body. Her condition is stable. 

Two months ago, a civilian and a soldier, aged 23 and 21, were moderately injured in a stabbing attack at a light rail train station in Jerusalem. 

The assailant, who according to Palestinian reports was a 17-year-old from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Kafr Aqab, was shot dead at the scene by Israeli security forces.  

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