Israeli soldier hurt in Palestinian stabbing attack


( An Israeli soldier was lightly hurt in a stabbing attack by a Palestinian terrorist near the Jewish community of Yitzhar in the Shomron Regional Council south of Nablus on Wednesday afternoon.

A view of the Jewish community of Yitzhar. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

According to the IDF, the attack began as someone inside a Palestinian vehicle was throwing rocks at passing vehicles. After security forces pursued the vehicle and forced it off the road, a Palestinian man exited the car and then proceeded to stab one of the nearby soldiers, lightly wounding him.

The assailant was then shot and killed by the injured soldier at the scene of the attack.

The soldier was evacuated from the scene for medical treatment and the IDF is investigating the attack. 

Posted on August 24, 2016 .