Israeli Policeman Stabbed in West Bank Village Near Jericho

14-year-old Palestinian arrested after allegedly stabbing officer along key West Bank road, with no shots fired.

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An Israeli, one of three wounded in a shooting attack, is evacuated to a hospital in Jerusalem, January January 31, 2016.
An Israeli, one of three wounded in a shooting attack, is evacuated to a hospital in Jerusalem January, January, 31, 2016.Credit: Reuters

A policeman was lightly wounded Thursday morning after being stabbed by a young Palestinian teen in the Jordan Valley village of Auja in the West Bank. Earlier gunshots were fired at a police vehicle near the settlement Rechelim, near Ariel.  

A 14-year-old female assailant attacked the officer, 47, as he was directing traffic on Route 90 after a tree had collapsed. The highway runs through the village.

The man suffered light wounds to his shoulder. The assailant then fled and was soon arrested by the police, with no shots being fired.

Magen David Adom paramedics provided medical care at the site of the stabbing. The policeman was then evacuated to Haemek Hospital in Afula.

The stabbing comes a day after two incidents left three Israelis wounded. On Wednesday evening, two soldiers were lightly wounded after being stabbed while at a guard post at the Har Bracha settlement, in the northern West Bank, near Nablus, the IDF Spokesperson's Unit said.

Hours before, an Israeli resident of the West Bank settlement of Eli was lightly wounded in a stabbing attack. Two Palestinian suspects were shot and killed by Israeli soldiers after initially fleeing the scene.

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