A combined rock-throwing and stabbing attack against Israeli soldiers was carried out on Wednesday afternoon, near the Jewish community of Yitzhar in Samaria.
According to the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit, the event began when several Palestinians threw rocks at an IDF patrol vehicle from a passing car, shattering a windshield.
The soldiers then gave chase to the vehicle, attempting to catch the attackers, and took it of the road by crashing into it. The terrorists then exited the vehicle, and one of them stabbed a soldier who had been attempting to arrest the attackers. The wounded soldier nevertheless managed to retaliate by shooting and killing his own stabber.
The soldier sustained light stab injuries to his neck and was taken to Beilinson Hospital in Petach Tikva by a military medical team.
The dead attacker was identified by Palestinian sources as Sari Abu-Ghurab, a resident of Qabatiya near Jenin. The other terrorists in the car were apprehended by the IDF force.
Following the attack, the Israeli army closed the road on which the attack was committed to Palestinians.
Earlier on the same day, a Palestinian woman carrying a knife was caught trying to enter the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. Israeli forces arrested the terror suspect during a routine security check at one of the entrances to the contested holy site.