IDF Soldier Lightly Wounded in Stabbing Attack

YERUSHALAYIM -
IDF troops attend the scene of a stabbing in the West Bank on August 24, 2016, in which a soldier was lightly hurt. (Hatzalah Yehuda and Shomron)
IDF troops at the scene of a stabbing near Yitzhar, Wednesday, in which a soldier was lightly wounded. (Hatzalah Yehuda and Shomron)

An IDF soldier was injured in a stabbing attack near the town of Yitzhar in the Shomron, on Route 60, Wednesday afternoon. The soldier was lightly wounded and taken to the Beilinson Hospital for further treatment. He was released from the hospital a short while later.

The incident occurred as IDF soldiers were pursuing an Arab vehicle in which a group that had thrown stones at Israeli vehicles were escaping. The Arabs stopped the car, and one got out and stabbed a soldier. Soldiers opened fire on the stabber, neutralizing him. The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed the Palestinian was killed at the scene. He was identified as Sari Muhammad Abu Ghurab, 24, from the village of Qabatiya, near Jenin.

Earlier, security forces detained a Palestinian woman in the Chevron region for allegedly carrying a knife, according to locals. Israeli forces deployed at the Abu al-Rish checkpoint nearby stopped 22-year-old Shifa Arif al-Atrash, and detained her after searching her bag. According to Israeli media, al-Atrash was transferred for interrogation with Israeli intelligence.