Soldier Stabbed in Hebron; Two Palestinian Assailants Shot Dead

Earlier Thursday, a policeman, soldier and a man were wounded in two separate attacks in Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Israeli soldiers take position in the West Bank city of Hebron, September 22, 2013.
Reuters

A soldier was wounded in Hebron late on Thursday in the day's third attack. Two Palestinian assailants were shot dead.

The soldier suffered light injuries after he was stabbed at a military post near Tel Rumeida, a Jewish settlement at the center of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. 

Paramedics arrived at the scene and were treating the wounded 20-year-old soldier, a spokesman of the Magen David Adom ambulance service said.

Earlier, a policeman was moderately wounded in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem's Old City. The stabber, a 21-year-old Palestinian man was shot and killed. The policeman was sitting in a car when he was attacked. Other officers who were at the scene shot at the assailant, evidently also wounding the policeman, officials said.

Two were wounded on Thursday morning in a shooting attack at the West Bank checkpoint of Hizma. A 47-year-old man, apparently a Palestinian, was seriously wounded and a 20-year-old Israeli soldier was lightly wounded. The Palestinian assailant was shot and killed at the scene.