Shooting attack in Hebron injures female soldier

Marcy Oster

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A female soldier was injured in a shooting attack near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron in the West Bank.

The attack took place on Sunday afternoon. The soldier, 20, was taken in moderate condition to Shaare Zedek hospital in Jerusalem.

Following the sniper attack, aimed at the site’s parking lot from a nearby Palestinian village, Israeli military forces continued to search the area for the gunman, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

The attack comes days after an Israeli man who worked as a maintenance worker at the site succumbed to injuries sustained there in a Dec. 7 stabbing attack.  There have been several stabbing or attempted stabbing attacks at the site in the last two months.

Jews and Muslims revere the Tomb of the Patriarchs as the gravesite of their forefathers. There is Jewish worship and a mosque there.

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