Soldier Wounded in Stabbing Suspected of Fabricating Attack

The soldier, in his 20s, suffers light wounds; security forces have yet to determine the nature of the incident.

An archive photo of an Israel Police car.
David Bachar

A soldier was lightly wounded in central Israel on Monday, the army said. After initially reporting that he was stabbed, security forces said they were investigating whether the soldier fabricated the report.

The soldier, in his 20s, was wounded in Tzur Yizhak, located in central Israel. He was given initial treatment by emergency respondents at the scene and later evacuated to hospital.

Israel Police said in an initial report that the soldier was stabbed, but added that they were investigating to determine the nature of the incident.

On Sunday, A 30-year-old woman suffered light wound after she was stabbed in Rosh Ha’ayin. The alleged assailant, a 23-year-old Israeli Arab who worked in the town as a cleaning woman, was arrested by a security guard and several civilians.

In an unrelated incident on Sunday, a knife-wielding Palestinian was arrested at the West Bank’s Tapuah Junction.