Soldiers stand on guard at the Al-Fawar Junction, south of Hebron. (TPS)


The terrorist was moderately wounded. There were no Israeli casualties.

By Aryeh Savir, TPS

An Arab terrorist was shot and wounded Sunday morning as he attempted to stab IDF soldiers near the entrance to Al-Fawar, south of Hebron.

The IDF stated that the terrorist arrived in the area in a vehicle, got out and advanced towards the troops with a drawn knife in an attempt to stab them.

The soldiers called on the terrorist to stop and commenced with an arrest procedure. After the terrorist ignored their calls they fired at him in order to neutralize him.

The terrorist sustained injuries to his legs. he was evacuated to Soroka Hospital in Beer Sheva in moderate condition.

There were no Israeli casualties in the incident.

This attack comes just days after a member of the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) security forces was killed while carrying out a terrorist attack against IDF troops stationed south of Shechem (Nablus), in Samaria.

On Wednesday, the terrorist driving a vehicle shot at IDF forces securing a junction south of Shechem. The soldiers, from the Golani Brigade, fired back at the man and killed him. No Israelis were injured in the attack.

The terrorist was identified as Bilal Adnan Rawajbeh, a legal advisor for the Preventive Security Forces with the rank of captain.