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Palestinian Shot Dead by IDF After Stabbing Attack in West Bank (VIDEO)

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A screenshot from video footage showing the knife used in the attack.

A screenshot from video footage showing the knife used in the attack.

An  Israeli man was stabbed and injured by a group of Palestinian attackers on Sunday night at a gas station on highway Route 443 near Jerusalem, Israel’s NRG reported. One of the assailants was shot dead by nearby security forces as he tried to escape.

The Israeli victim, a 23-year-old, sustained wounds in his back and shoulder, and was evacuated in a private vehicle to the nearby Ofer security checkpoint to receive medical treatment. He was later taken to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center by Magen David Adom paramedics who were called to the scene. A Shaare Zedek Hospital spokesperson said that the victim is in a stable condition.

According to the paramedics, the victim was stabbed while fueling his car at the gas station. The remaining attackers of the group fled the scene and police are searching the vicinity for the suspects.

Shortly following the attack, Israeli police published footage of the aftermath:

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Meanwhile, according to the report, another group of Palestinian attackers targeted Israelis with stones in a nearby incident.

So far, Highway 443 is still open to traffic, NRG said.


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