Israeli forces thwarted an attempted terror attack at Gush Etzion Junction on Monday morning, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

The assailant, a Palestinian, approached a soldier guarding the site and attempted to stab him with a screwdriver, the IDF said in a statement. The soldier fought off the suspect, at which point another soldier on the scene opened fire, neutralizing him.

The assailant was evacuated to the hospital for further medical treatment, according to the statement.

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