Soldier, Palestinian youth injured in apparent stabbing attack

Cnaan Liphshiz

(JTA) – An Israeli soldier was lightly wounded in an apparent stabbing attack by a Palestinian youth, who was also injured.

The incident occurred Friday morning at the Jaba’a roadblock south of Bethlehem, Army Radio reported. The Palestinian, identified by the Maan news agency as 16-year-old Musab Muhammad Ghneimat from the town of Surif near Hebron, stabbed a soldier, which Ma’an reported was a Bedouin Israeli, while the soldier and several others were performing routine security checks at the roadblock, according to Army Radio.

The soldiers fired at the Palestinian, stopping him from carrying out further attacks. Ma’an reported he was wounded but did not immediately specify the severity of his injuries.

On Thursday, Hamas called for a “day of rage” the following day against Israelis — a term which often translates into violent riots and clashes with Israeli security forces.

Eight Israelis and at least 42 Palestinians have died since the beginning of a major upsurge in Palestinian terrorist attacks last month.

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