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Israeli soldier seriously injured in West Bank stabbing attack

Scene of West Bank stabbing attack, November 25, 2015
Assailant dies after being shot by Israeli troops

A 20-year-old Israeli was seriously injured in a stabbing attack on Wednesday morning, close to the West Bank flashpoint city of Hebron. The victim, a soldier who was stabbed in the upper body, received medical treatment on the scene before being transferred to a Jerusalem hospital.

The assailant, named as Mohammad Shubaki, 19, from Al Fawwar refugee camp. was shot by security forces on the scene.

A spokeswoman for Shaare Zedek hospital in Jerusalem said Shubaki was pronounced dead after resuscitation efforts failed. 

A doctor said he had suffered bullet wounds to his chest and stomach. 

The stabbing victim was in "stable" condition, a surgeon at Shaare Zedek's trauma unit told reporters.



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