5 Israelis wounded in violence Wednesday as 2 attackers shot dead, 1critically wounded; 15 year old armed with knife shot, wounded by IDF fire near Yitzhar.

A Jewish man, who security forces mistook for a nationalistically motivated attacker, was shot and killed in central Jerusalem late Wednesday night, concluding a day of continued violence – mostly in the West Bank.

The individual was identified as Jewish by the identification card he carried. Those who shot him claimed they were attacked and that he attempted to grab one of their weapons during a escalating verbal dispute.

The scene of the incident. (Photo: Gil Yohanan)
The scene of the incident. (Photo: Gil Yohanan)


Earlier in the day, an Israeli female combat soldier in the IDF was stabbed in the neck and critically wounded near Binyamin, not far from Jerusalem, by one attacker. Another female soldier shot one attacker dead and apprehended another individual who was later cleared of suspicion and released from police custody.

The surrounding area was closed off for fears that the terrorist’s body was booby-trapped with explosives.

A preliminary investigation revealed that after one terrorist stabbed the critically wounded victim, he ran towards the soldier, still brandishing the knife, and she managed to shoot him from short range before he had the chance to stab her as well.

Dead terrorist and knife used in attack
Dead terrorist and knife used in attack


In a separate incident Wednesday evening, four IDF troops were wounded in a vehicular attack in Beit Umar, a West Bank town north of Hebron.

One was in moderately-serious condition while the rest were lightly wounded. The attacker was shot and critically wounded at the scene.

Hours earlier, in the morning, a 15-year-old Palestinian girl armed with a knife was shot by IDF forces as she tried to enter Yitzhar, a settlement near Nablus.

The troops provided medical assistance to the wounded would-be attacker.

The troops were called to the scene after the IDF received reports of a suspicious individual. During the incident, the local auxiliary force was deployed and residents were instructed to stay in their homes.

Soldier carrying the would-be terrorist in order to proide medical assistance
Soldier carrying the would-be terrorist in order to proide medical assistance


Samaria Regional Council Chairman Yossi Dagan described the incident as an escalation. “It has been a long time since there have been infiltrations of this type in Samaria communities,” he noted.

The West Bank saw four separate attacks on Tuesday in which a soldier was killed and three others – two soldiers and a civilian – were wounded.

As reported by Ynetnews