UPDATE 1545 GMT: An Israeli teenager has been killed and three others injured in a stabbing attack at the entrance to the Jewish settlement of Alon Shvut in the West Bank.
The attacker was reportedly killed by an Israeli security guard.
The assailant reportedly tried to ram his car into three people waiting at a bus stop outside Alon Shvut. When he failed, he got of the vehicle and attacked them with a knife.
The settlement, in the Etzion settlement block, is a few kilometers away from the area where three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped and killed in June 2014, as well as a hit-and-run attack last week.
UPDATE 1430 GMT: The Israel Defense Forces’ Spokespersons Unit and Israeli Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld have both confirmed that a 20-year-old soldier was seriously wounded in this morning’s stabbing at the Hagana Train Station in Tel Aviv.
The attacker, an 18-year-old Palestinian resident of Nablus named Nur al-Din Abu Hashiyeh, reportedly attempted to take the victim’s gun. After failing to do so, he allegedly stabbed the soldier in the leg several times before fleeing the scene. He was arrested by Border Police in the fourth floor of a building near Tel Aviv’s Central Bus Station and handed over to the Shin Bet security agency for interrogations.
An image has surfaced on Israeli social media showing Abu Hashiyeh holding a Hamas flag at a recent West Bank rally.
Authorities say a 20-year-old Israeli soldier was stabbed on Monday by a Palestinian from Nablus at Tel Aviv’s Hagana Train Station.
The incident is the fourth involving Israeli casualties and a Palestinian suspect in the past month.
The soldier is in critical condition and has been rushed into the operating room at Tel Hashomer hospital.
Police quickly arrested the Palestinian assailant, who allegedly entered Israel illegally from the West Bank.
A small crowd gathered around the scene of the crime chanting “Death to Terrorists”. Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch has reportedly arrived alongside police investigators.
(Featured Photo: Magan David Adom)