kiryat arba attack
Scene of terrorist attack in Kiryat Arba, June 30, 2016. (photo credit:ZAKA RESCUE AND RECOVERY ORGANIZATION)


Two Israeli civilian were wounded after a terrorist infiltrated the West Bank community of Kiryat Arba and carried out a stabbing attack on Thursday morning.

Security forces shot and killed the attacker at the scene on the outskirts of Hebron, the IDF confirmed.

Magen David Adom paramedics evacuated an approximately 15-year-old girl in critical condition and a man in his 30s in serious condition to hospitals in Jerusalem.

According to initial reports, the terrorist breached the security fence surrounding the community and arrived to a house located on the security path near the settlement’s high school yeshiva, where he carried out the attack.

Authorities have instructed residents of the community to remain indoors until events of the incident have concluded.

As reported by The Jerusalem Post