The IDF says a manhunt is underway for a terrorist who stabbed a 30-year-old reserve soldier in the face and chest at a bus stop near the Huwara Junction in Samaria on Thursday. IDF soldiers opened fire on the attacker, who fled the scene in a vehicle.
The victim is listed in moderate to serious condition. A second victim, a 26-year-old woman was lightly injured in the leg by shrapnel when the IDF opened fire on the escaping vehicle.
Both victims were evacuated to Petah Tikvah’s Beilinson hospital.
The incident is the third major terror attack in the West Bank in the past month. A terrorist stabbed and killed 45-year-old father of four Ari Fuld at the Gush Etzion Junction shopping center in September. Earlier this week, a gunman shot and killed Ziv Hajbi, a 30-year-old father of three, and Kim Levengrond Yehezkel, a 29-year-old mother of one, and injured Sara Vaturi, a 54-year-old at the Barkan Industrial Park where the victims and attacker worked.
An ongoing manhunt remains underway for the Barkan attacker, identified as Ashraf Na’alowa, a 23-year-old from the Palestinian village of Shuweika, near Tulkarem.