Israeli soldier killed in terror attack north of Jerusalem

Israeli emergency responders from ZAKA handle the aftermath of a terror attack that killed an 18-year-old Israeli soldier north of Jerusalem on Monday. Credit: ZAKA. 

( An Israeli man, later identified as 18-year-old Israel Defense Forces soldier Ziv Mizrahi from Givat Ze’ev, was stabbed and killed at a gas station on Route 443 north of Jerusalem on Monday.

According to reports, Mizrahi and a woman arrived at the gas station when a Palestinian terrorist tackled then stabbed and eventually killed Mizrahi. A police officer then shot and killed the terrorist.

Two other Israelis were lightly wounded in the attack, including the woman with Mizrahi and another woman hurt by gunfire from security forces.

Israeli ZAKA emergency response volunteer Shlomo Gottleib was on the scene within minutes.

"I was traveling towards Jerusalem on Route 443 when suddenly I heard a report on the ZAKA beeper about a stabbing attack at the gas station on 443...A paramedic who was at the scene was treating the critically wounded victim and I joined him in resuscitation efforts,” Gottleib said.

“Many soldiers, MDA (Magen David Adom), and ZAKA personnel arrived at the scene but unfortunately, after our resuscitation efforts failed, a doctor pronounced him dead," he said.

There were additional Palestinian terror attacks on Monday. Two Palestinian teenagers, ages 14 and 16, attacked an elderly Palestinian man—mistakenly believing him to be an Israeli—at a Jerusalem market. The 14-year-old terrorist, who was shot dead by police, was later identified as Hadil Wajia Awad. Another terrorist was shot dead while attempting to stab an Israeli soldier near Nablus.

Posted on November 23, 2015 .