3 Israeli soldiers wounded in stabbing attacks, 2 Palestinian assailants killed

Marcy Oster

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Three Israeli soldiers were wounded in stabbing attacks in Jerusalem and the West Bank, and two Palestinian assailants were killed.

Early Sunday morning a soldier, 21, was stabbed in the back near Jerusalem’s Central Bus Station, the Israel Defense Forces said. A security guard overpowered and captured the assailant.

That afternoon, two soldiers shot and killed two assailants who stabbed them at a West Bank checkpoint near Nablus, according to the IDF.

Also Sunday in the West Bank, a Palestinian woman was caught and arrested following a stabbing attempt on a security guard at the gate of the Maale Shomron settlement, according to Ynet, which cited Israel Police reports. Police said another Palestinian woman was arrested at the entrance to the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron after she was discovered carrying a knife.

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