Israeli Wounded in Stabbing in Jerusalem's Old City

Israeli soldier lightly wounded in West Bank car-ramming attack hours earlier. Female Palestinian driver shot and killed at the scene.

The scene of a suspected car-ramming attack at the Gush Etzion junction in the West Bank on Friday, March 4, 2016.
National Fire and Rescue Group

An Israeli man in his early 20s was lightly wounded in a stabbing in Jerusalem's Old City Friday evening, according to Magen David Adom emergency responders. 

Initial investigations at the scene suggested that the stabbing was sparked by a verbal argument between three Jewish Israelis and three Arabs that devolved into violence.

One of the Arabs allegedly involved was found and taken for questioning.

According to paramedics, the incident took place next to Sha'ar HaShalshelet Street and was reported to first responders at 6:32 P.M.

The wounded Israeli was brought to the plaza at the nearby Western Wall where he recieved initial care from paramedics for bleeding wounds to his upper-body before being evacuated to Hadassah University Hospital, Ein Karem in Jerusalem.

A knife was found in the car of the Palestinian assailant in Friday's car-ramming attack at the Gush Etzion junction in the West Bank.
IDF Spokesman's Office

Just hours earlier, an Israeli soldier was lightly wounded in a car-ramming attack in the West Bank on Friday morning.

The soldier was hit by a car at the Gush Etzion junction in the West Bank.

Magen David Adom paramedics who arrived at the scene treated the soldier, and are evacuating him to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, an MDA official said.

The female Palestinian driver was shot and killed at the scene, according to the IDF. A knife was found in the car.

Palestinian sources identified the driver as Amani Hosni Sabateen, 34, from the village of Husan near Bethlehem. Residents of the village told Haaretz that it doesn’t make sense that Sabateen, a wife and mother of four, would carry out an attack.

Hassan Hamara, the head of Husan's local council, said that the IDF has blocked two entrances to the village, and that Sabateen's husband, father and brother were taken for questioning.