Israeli Wounded in West Bank Stabbing Attack, Two Palestinian Suspects Shot Dead

According to initial reports, the Palestinians infiltrated the settlement of Eli and waited outside of a home with batons and a knife.

The scene of a suspected car-ramming attack near Ma'aleh Adumim, February 13, 2015.
MDA Jerusalem

An Israeli resident of the West Bank settlement of Eli was lightly wounded early on Wednesday in a stabbing attack.

Two Palestinian suspects were shot and killed by Israeli soldiers after initially fleeing the scene.

According to initial reports, the Palestinians infiltrated the settlement, located southeast of Ariel, and waited outside of a home with batons and a knife.

The Israeli was said to have emerged from his house in an IDF uniform on his way to report for reserve duty when he was attacked.

The wounded reservist managed to scare off his attackers who fled the scene before soldiers found them and killed them.

The Israeli was taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem for further treatment.

On Sunday, the Shin Bet arrested a suspect allegedly involved in an ax attack in the West Bank settlement of Ma'aleh Adumim on Thursday. 

Sa'adi Ali Abu Hamed, 21, reportedly linked himself to the attack during his initial interrogation and was taken in for additional questioning. He is suspected of leaving a 47-year-old security guard in critical condition as a result of the attack, and the two had reportedly been acquainted.