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

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

Send in e-mailSend in e-mail
Send in e-mailSend in e-mail
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.

Centrifuges and Delta Blues: LISTEN to Zvi Bar'el and Amos Harel

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.

Click the alert icon to follow topics:

SUBSCRIBERS JOIN THE CONVERSATION FASTER

Automatic approval of subscriber comments.

$1 for the first month

SUBSCRIBE
Already signed up? LOG IN

A family grieves outside the SSGT Willie de Leon Civic Center following the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on Wednesday.

Israeli PM Offers Condolences After Texas Gunman Kills 21 at Elementary School

U.S. President Joe Biden, this week.

Biden Decides to Keep Iran's Revolutionary Guards on Terror List, Says Report

ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt.

Progressive Jews Urge ADL Chief to Apologize for Calling Out Democratic Activist

Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders with Jessica Cisneros in San Antonio last week.

It’s AIPAC vs. Bernie Sanders in Too-close-to-call Texas Democratic Runoff

U.S. President Joe Biden. Making a historic pivot to Asia.

Biden Does What His Three Predecessors Talked About Yet Failed to Do

Meir Kahane addressing his followers during a demonstration in Jerusalem, in 1984.

Why the U.S. Removed Kahane Chai From Terrorist Blacklist