Israeli soldier seriously wounded in stabbing attack near Jerusalem

Marcy Oster

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli soldier was seriously wounded after being stabbed by a Palestinian assailant at a checkpoint north of Jerusalem, the third attack of the day.

The soldier, 20, was taken to Hadassah hospital on Mount Scopus with stab wounds to her upper body. The attacker was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers during the attack on Wednesday near the Adam junction.

Earlier on Wednesday, an Israeli police officer was injured in a car ramming attack in bear the northern West Bank settlement of Ofra.

The alleged attacker left his vehicle at the site of the incident at a security checkpoint and fled to a nearby Palestinian village. Security forces are searching for the suspected attacker, according to the IDF.

Early Wednesday morning, a Palestinian teen was shot while infiltrating the West Bank settlement of Yitzhar. She was carrying a knife in her hand at the time of the infiltration and is suspected of trying to carry out a stabbing attack. She was shot after ignoring orders to stop.

The IDF overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday raided several West Bank Palestinian towns, arresting 47 Palestinians suspected of terror activities, the IDF said. Sixteen of those arrested are Hamas members.

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