Israeli Moderately Wounded in Stabbing Attack Near West Bank Settlement

IDF combing area for assailant, who is believed to have escaped to Palestinian village Nahalin.

An ambulance arrives to treat the victim of a suspected stabbing attack in the West Bank on February 9, 2016.
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An Isreali man was moderately wounded in a stabbing attack near the Neve Daniel settlement in the West Bank on Tuesday afternoon.

After combing the area for the assailant, Israeli forces surrounded the nearby Palestinian village of Nahalin in effort to locate the attacker. The soldiers were closing off all roads leading to and from the village, allowing only humanitarian cases to pass.

According to Magen David Adom, the 30-year-old man suffered stab wounds to the upper body, and was evacuated to the Shaare Tzedek Hospital in Jerusalem, fully conscious. 

The Israel Defense Forces said the wounded man arrived at the settlement entrance and reported that he was stabbed. The circumstances of the incident were still under investigation.

On Tuesday morning, a 16-year-old Palestinian girl was arrested at Jerusalem's Damascus Gate after allegedly attempting to stab Israeli police officers. No one was wounded in the incident.