Israeli Soldier Lightly Stabbed in Hebron, Military Says, in Third Attack of the Day

Jordanian, two Palestinian attackers shot dead in two stabbing attempts in Jerusalem and Hebron and car-ramming attack in Kiryat Arba, Israeli forces say.

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Israeli security forces gather at the scene of what the IDF said was a car ramming attack by a Palestinian near the Jewish settlement of Kiryat Arba, West Bank, September 16, 2016.
Israeli security forces gather at the scene of what the IDF said was a car ramming attack by a Palestinian near the Jewish settlement of Kiryat Arba, West Bank, September 16, 2016.Credit: Mussa Qawasma, Reuters

A Jordanian and two Palestinian attackers were killed on Friday in three unrelated attacks in Jerusalem, Hebron and the nearby settlement of Kiryat Arba, Israeli forces said.

In Hebron, the military said, a Palestinian lightly wounded an Israeli soldier after stabbing him at Jilber Junction, near Tel Rumeida. The attacker, later identified as 15-year-old Muhammad Thalji Arjabi, was shot and killed.

Earlier in the afternoon, a Jordanian was shot after trying to stab Israeli Border Police officers in Jerusalem, the police said. He died in the incident.

An undated picture of Said Amro, a Jordanian resident who was fatally shot after trying to stab Israeli Border Police officers in Jerusalem on September 16, 2016.Credit: N/A

The police said the assailant, a resident of Jordan in his 20s, arrived at Damascus Gate from the Old City and charged at the officers with a knife in each hand while yelling "Allahu akbar" before he was shot. Another knife was later found on his person. The man was identified on Saturday as Said Amro.

A witness told Haaretz that the officers thought the man looked suspicious and asked him to lift his shirt. At this point the man yelled "Allahu akbar" and was shot by one of the officers. The witness however said he didn't see the man attacking anyone.

Shortly after, two Palestinians, a man and a woman, were shot by Israelis soldiers after attempting to run over people standing at a bus stop near Elias Junction outside the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba, the army said. The man, Faris Moussa Al-Khadour, 18, died and the woman, his fiancée, Raghad Abdullah Khadour, 18, was seriously wounded.

The scene of what the Israel Police described as an attempted stabbing at Damascus Gate in Jerusalem, September 16, 2016.Credit: Magen David Adom spokesperson

Palestinian reports said the woman's sister was killed at the same junction two months ago by Israeli forces after what the military was an attempted car-ramming attack.

The car, which was heading in the direction of the settlement, crossed the oncoming traffic lane before crashing into a barrier in front of the station.

Israeli troops stationed nearby opened fire toward the vehicle, killing the man and seriously wounding the woman. The military said a knife was found in the car. Three Israelis suffering from shock were taken to the hospital for treatment following the incident.

A soldiers looks at a car involved in what the IDF described as an attempted car-ramming attack near the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba, September 16, 2016.Credit: Hatzalah West Bank

Also on Friday afternoon, a driver was very lightly hurt after rocks were thrown at his bus while driving on Route 1, between Jerusalem and Ma'ale Adumim.

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