Israeli soldier killed, others hurt in West Bank knife attacks, car-ramming

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Zvi Mizrahi, an 18-year-old Israeli soldier, was stabbed to death on Nov. 23 at a West Bank gas station on Route 443, a main thoroughfare near the Israeli city of Modi’in. Two others were hurt in the afternoon attack — an Israeli woman in her 20s who was lightly injured in the stabbing, and another caught in friendly fire by Israeli security forces.

Israeli security forces shot and killed the assailant, a Palestinian man, an Israel Defense Forces spokesman said.

On Nov. 24, three IDF soldiers and a Border Police were injured in a car-ramming at the Tapuah Junction in the West Bank. Three of the four were ranking officers. None were seriously injured. The Palestinian driver, from Jenin, was being held for questioning.

Also on Nov. 23, a Palestinian assailant who attempted to stab an Israeli soldier near Nablus in the West Bank was shot and killed, the IDF said.

That morning, at the Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem, two Palestinian teenage girls ages 14 and 16 used scissors to stab an elderly Palestinian man, thinking he was Jewish, and a 27-year-old guard was injured assisting him, the IDF said. One of the assailants was killed and the other was seriously wounded by Israeli security forces. — jta