IDF Soldier Stabbed by Terrorist Disguised as News Photographer, Hours After Joseph’s Tomb Set on Fire
An Israeli soldier is in moderate-to-serious condition, after being stabbed Friday afternoon by a Palestinian disguised as a news photographer, according to the IDF spokesman’s office.
The attack was carried out on a West Bank highway, near the settlement of Kiryat Arba, outside of Hebron.
The soldier, approximately 20 years old, was rushed by Magen David Adom paramedics to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, where he is being treated for stab wounds to his back.
Israeli news outlets are reporting that the terrorist – who was wearing a vest bearing the sign “PRESS” — was shot and killed by Israeli security forces, seconds after the stabbing.
According to Israeli site nrg, the subduing of the terrorist was documented by Al-Quds TV, a Hamas-affiliated station, licensed in London, with offices in Gaza, the West Bank, Beirut and Damascus.
This stabbing attack comes on the heels of Thursday night’s fire at Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus, when Palestinians threw Molotov cocktails into the site, holy to Jews and Christians. The fire was put out by Palestinian forces. An investigation is under way to locate and apprehend the arsonists.