Soldier Injured in Stabbing Attack North of Yerushalayim

YERUSHALAYIM (Hamodia Staff) -

An IDF soldier was wounded in a stabbing attack along Route 60 in the Binyamin region north of Yerushalayim on Wednesday.

The 20-year-old soldier was stabbed in the back by a female terrorist near the town of Nachliel and was hospitalized in light-to-moderate condition.

The attacker was arrested at the scene.

Magen David Adom paramedics who arrived there said the soldier was “fully conscious and suffering from a stab wound to his upper back.” They administered first aid and transferred him to a hospital.

The stabbing followed news earlier Wednesday that security forces had arrested the terrorist responsible for the murder of an Israeli hiker, Danny Gonen Hy”d, in the same area last month.

Israeli security forces arrested the terrorist behind the murder, along with several suspected accomplices, Arutz Sheva reports.

The attack, which left a fellow hiker seriously wounded, is believed to be one of a series carried out by an organized terror cell operating in the area.

Gonen’s killer lured the unsuspecting hikers by asking for water, and then gunned them down at point-blank range.

It has also been revealed that the murderer and apparent mastermind of the terror cell is on the payroll of the Palestinian Authority. In addition, one of the cell members was among more than 1,000 terrorists released in the 2011 Shalit exchange deal with Hamas.

The suspects also admitted to carrying out several shooting attacks against IDF soldiers stationed at the Kalandia checkpoint near Yerushalayim.