One Seriously Wounded in Hebron Stabbing Attack

Man, in his 40s, stabbed near Cave of the Patriarchs; suspected assailant shot dead.

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Victim from Cave of Patriarchs stabbing taken to Jerusalem hospital. December 7, 2015
Victim from Cave of Patriarchs stabbing taken to Jerusalem hospital. December 7, 2015Credit: Emil Salman

An Israeli man was seriously wounded in a stabbing attack near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, in the southern West Bank.

The suspected assailant was reportedly shot dead by a Border Police force and was later identified as Ayhab Fathi Massvuda, an 18-year-old from Hebron.

Knife used in stabbing in Cave of the Patriarchs, Hebron. December 7, 2015Credit: Israel Police

Medics were treating a man in his 40s who sustained wounds to his upper body, a spokesman for the Magen David Adom ambulance service said. The victim was being evacuated to Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem for further medical care.

A Border Police spokesman said that the assailant, a Palestinian man, stabbed a passerby near the entrance to the Cave of the Patriarchs. A Border Police force opened fire and the attacker was killed.

On Sunday, two people were lightly wounded during an suspected terror attack that took place in Jerusalem during the evening hours. The assailant was shot and killed by an Israeli soldier who was at the scene.

On Thursday, a policeman was moderately wounded in a stabbing attack on Haneviim Street near the Old City. The assailant was shot to death.

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