Israeli Soldier Lightly Wounded in Hebron Stabbing Attack

The assailant was shot and killed.

Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron.
Gil Cohen-Magen

A Border Police officer was lightly wounded in a stabbing attack in the West Bank on Saturday morning.

The attack took place near the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron when a 17-year-old Palestinian from Hebron drew a knife and began stabbing a Border Police officer at a checkpoint after security forces asked him for identification, according to police.

The Border Police officer pushed the assailant away, and when he again attempted to stab the officers he was shot and killed, police said.

The wounded officer was taken in light condition to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem for further treatment.

On Friday, a Palestinian who tried to stab Israeli soldiers was shot and killed in the West Bank's Gush Etzion. No Israeli troops were wounded in the attempted attack.

On Thursday, two Palestinians stabbed and wounded a female soldier at the Ariel junction in the West Bank. Troops at the scene shot and killed the assailants.