Israeli Soldier Seriously Wounded in West Bank Stabbing Attack

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The victim of the stabbing attack arrives at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, November 25, 2015.
The victim of the stabbing attack arrives at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, November 25, 2015.Credit: Emil Salman

An Israeli soldier was seriously wounded in a stabbing attack in the South Hebron Hills in the West Bank on Wednesday afternoon.

The incident occurred near the Al-Fawwar refugee camp. According to initial reports, a Palestinian man came out of his car armed with a knife and stabbed an Israeli. The Israeli, a man in his 20s, was seriously hurt. The assailant was shot by Israeli security forces and later succumbed to his wounds. 

Magen David Adom paramedics on the scene said that the Israeli victim had been stabbed in the upper body and was fully conscious when they arrived. He was transferred to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem for further treatment.  

According to Palestinian sources, the assailant was Mohammed Ismail Ashubaki, a 19-year-old resident of the Beit Gabriel village and student of the Al-Arroub Agriculture School.

The scene of West Bank stabbing attack, Nov 25, 2015Credit: MDA

Wednesday's attack took place where Kiryat Arba resident Avraham (Asher) Hasno was run over and killed last month. The driver fled the scene at the time but later turned himself in to the Palestinian police. He told authorities he didn't mean to hit Hasno.

In wake of Wednesday's incident, Palestinian residents of Hebron reported that all the entrances to the city were blocked by the Israel Defense Forces.

On Tuesday, four men were wounded on Tuesday morning in a car-ramming attack at Tapuah Junction in the West Bank.

That attack followed a day of violence Monday in Jerusalem and the West Bank in which an IDF soldier was killed and several others wounded in three separate stabbing attacks. Monday's violence brought the total number of Israelis killed since mid-September to 23.

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