In West Bank stabbing attacks, 1 woman injured and assailant killed

Marcy Oster

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli woman was stabbed in the back in the West Bank shortly after a Palestinian man who attempted to stab an Israeli soldier in Hebron was shot and killed.

The woman was moderately wounded in the Wednesday afternoon attack outside the Rami Levy supermarket at the Gush Etzion Junction, the Israeli military reported. The attacker was caught and detained by police.

The supermarket has been profiled in the international media for having both Jewish and Palestinian employees as well as shoppers.

In the Hebron attack an hour earlier, the alleged assailant was shot by security officials after attempting to stab a soldier near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron.

The Palestinian Maan news agency reported that Israeli soldiers planted a knife on the Palestinian man.

It was the fourth attack in Hebron in four days.

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