Developing: Soldier stabbed in Efrat, sixth attack in 48 hours
An IDF officer was moderately to seriously wounded in a Palestinian stabbing attack in the West Bank settlement of Efrat Sunday morning, in the sixth incident of violence in the last two days.
It marks the first time since the wave of Palestinian violence against Israelis began last year, that an attack has occurred in Efrat, even though repeated incidents have occurred at the nearby Gush Etzion junction.
Efrat’s security team had been on alert for hours prior to the attack after it saw a person wandering around 400 meters outside of the settlement and notified the IDF.
Eventually the Palestinian terrorist managed to infiltrate the settlement and hid in the bushes. Around 6 a.m. he jumped out and stabbed the officer in his upper body.
The soldier was transported to Jerusalem’s Hadassah Medical Center in Ein Karem.
Another soldier shot and disabled the terrorist, who had a number of knives on his body. The terrorist was also transported to a nearby hospital.
In spite of the attack, the settlement decided to hold school as usual.