Itongadol..- An Israeli man in his 20s was critically injured in a Palestinian stabbing attack at the Gush Etzion Junction in the Etzion settlement bloc south of Jerusalem.
Israeli man critically hurt in West Bank stabbing
The victim was taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, the Magen David Adom rescue service said.
Initial reports said he had a stab wound in his upper body, but conflicting reports suggested he may have been shot by an armed civilian attempting to neutralize the stabber.
The Palestinian attacker was also hit, sustaining moderate to serious injuries, according to rescuers.
A MDA ambulance stands ready to take the attacker to hospital as well, pending security forces’ confirmation that he is not carrying an explosive, MDA director Eli Bin said.
The Etzion Junction has seen a spate of attacks, many targeting soldiers stationed at the intersection. In November, American teen Ezra Schwartz was killed in a terror attack at the site.