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Israeli soldier seriously wounded in Samaria stabbing

The terrorist was slain at the scene.

The scene of a stabbing attack at the Yitzhar Junction, south of Nablus in Samaria, March 5, 2024. Source: Screenshot.
The scene of a stabbing attack at the Yitzhar Junction, south of Nablus in Samaria, March 5, 2024. Source: Screenshot.

An Israeli soldier, 21, was seriously wounded in a terrorist stabbing at the Yitzhar Junction near Nablus in Samaria on Tuesday.

The terrorist was killed, the Israel Defense Forces said. IDF soldiers were searching the area for additional suspects.

The Hatzalah Judea and Samaria rescue group said the victim, 19, was conscious but sustained wounds to his upper body. He was evacuated to Rabin Medical Center’s Beilinson Hospital in Petach Tikvah.

Judea and Samaria saw a dramatic rise in terrorist attacks in 2023 compared to the previous year, with shootings reaching their highest level since the Second Intifada from 2000-05, IDF data shows.

The violence has continued to escalate in the months since Hamas started a war with its murderous rampage in southern Israel on Oct. 7.

Between Oct. 7 and Jan. 15, Hatzalah Judea and Samaria recorded more than 2,600 Palestinian attacks in the area, including 12 stabbings.

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