Israeli soldiers shot and critically injured a 22-year-old Arab woman on Monday after she stabbed a Jewish man at a major crossroads near Gush Etzion in the southern West Bank.
Ma’an cites Palestinian sources that identified the woman as 22-year-old Amal Jamal Taqatqa from the nearby town of Beit Fajjar.
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The Jewish man suffered only minor injuries from the stabbing attempt near the Gush Etzion bloc, south of Bethlehem, the Israeli army said in a statement.
The IDF spokesperson’s statement read: “Security forces on site overpowered the suspect and transferred her for further medical assistance.”
Eyewitnesses said a group of Israeli soldiers opened fire at the female terrorist from a distance of about 20 meters. She was shot four times and taken to Hadassah hospital, where she is said to be in a critical condition.
Locals in Beit Fajjar told Ma’an that more 30 Israeli military vehicles stormed the town shortly after the incident and ransacked the terrorist’s family home.
Eyal Zahavi, a MDA paramedic who was at the scene, told Tazpit News Agency “the victim was treated on site, with minor wounds. He didn’t need to be hospitalized. The terrorist had gunshot wounds all along her upper body, and MDA together with army paramedics treated her at the site. She was transported to Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital for further treatment at the intensive care unit.”