Knife-wielding Palestinian running toward soldiers shot in West Bank
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Knife-wielding Palestinian running toward soldiers shot in West Bank

Assailant wounded by Israeli authorities after attempting to attack soldiers at the Gush Etzion junction in the West Bank

A Palestinian demonstrator raises a knife

Oct 2015.
A Palestinian demonstrator raises a knife Oct 2015.

Israeli soldiers shot and seriously wounded a Palestinian man who ran toward them with a knife in the West Bank.

The Palestinian, believed to be in his 20s, failed to heed a warning to stop in the Wednesday afternoon incident at the Gush Etzion junction, according to the Israel Defence Forces. In response to the immediate threat, the IDF said, soldiers fired at the would-be assailant. He was hit in the stomach and taken to the hospital for treatment in serious condition.

There have been several knife attacks and car rammings at the junction in the past two years.

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