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IDF Soldier Stabbed Near Hebron; Seriously Wounded

IDF Soldier Stabbed Near Hebron; Seriously Wounded
tab Victim from Al-Fawwar Attack Arriving At Hospital Photo by Hillel Maeir/TPS on November 25, 2015

IDF Soldier Stabbed Near Hebron; Seriously Wounded

Written by Michael Bachner/TPS on November 25, 2015

An IDF soldier was stabbed shortly before noon on Wednesday, November 25, in Al-Fawwar junction in the Mount Hebron region.

The Israeli soldier was stabbed in the neck by a Palestinian man as he was running a security check on the suspect’s vehicle and was seriously wounded. The soldier was evacuated to Shaarei Tzedek hospital in Jerusalem, fully conscious but in unstable condition. His condition was stabilized at the hospital before undergoing surgery.

The attacker, identified as Muhammad al-Shubki from Al-Fawwar, was shot and critically wounded by IDF forces. He was also transferred to Shaarei Tzedek hospital for medical treatment, where he died later of his wounds.

The attack occurred just meters away from where a truck ramming terror attack was carried out on October 20, killing 54-year-old Avraham Asher Hasno.

The head of the South Hebron Regional Council, Yochai Dimri, said after the attack: “While the Civil Administration is considering rewarding terror with more and more withdrawals, we will sadly see a greater and greater rise in the number of horrific terror attacks. The terrorists understand that the only way to win is to escalate and add more terror.”

“The only way to eradicate the terrorism is to show them that the reality is the exact opposite. I call on the government and the Prime Minister to strengthen the settlements, and finally declare the communities in Judea and Samaria as part of the State of Israel. One fate, one state, one nation,” added Dimri.

Anav Silverman contributed to this report. 


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