Diplomacy & defense

Israeli man lightly to moderately injured in Gush Etzion bloc attack

An Israeli man was lightly to moderately wounded in a suspected terror stabbing attack on Tuesday in the West Bank's Gush Etzion bloc, according to reports.

The suspected assistant fled the scene of the attack at the entrance to the Nave Daniel settlement.

The victim, identified as 28-year-old student Tomer Ditore, was taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem by emergency services who arrived at the scene.

According to Palestinian media reports, a manhunt for the suspect is underway, focusing extensively on the West Bank Village of Nahalin, where roadblocks have been set up.

Security forces were searching for the suspect and they cordoned off roads and erected checkpoints to help their efforts.

The army spokeswoman said only "humanitarian cases" would be let in and out of Nahalin, southwest of Bethlehem and a short distance from the settlement of Neve Daniel. 

The wave of violence that erupted in October has claimed the lives of 165 Palestinians, 26 Israelis, a US national, an Eritrean and a Sudanese.

Most of the Palestinians were killed carrying out attacks, while others died during clashes and demonstrations.

Earlier Tuesday, a 13-year-old Palestinian girl was arrested at the entrance to the bloc's Karmei Tzur settlement, after a knife was found on her, the army said.

And at the Damascus Gate entrance to Jerusalem's Old City, a 16-year-old Palestinian girl was arrested after attempting to stab police officers and then fleeing. Nobody was injured.

(Staff with AFP)

Be the first to comment

You need to be logged in to post comments. Sign up or log in