Israeli woman killed, two others hurt in West Bank stabbing attack

18:00 Nov 10 2014 near Gush Etzion settlement junction

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli media reported Monday that a Palestinian stabbed three settlers in the Jewish settlement of Alon Shvot near Bethlehem, killing an Israeli.

The Israeli news site Ynet reported that a Palestinian got out of his vehicle near a hitchhiking stop outside the settlement and stabbed three settlers, killing a woman.

An Israeli security guard shot the Palestinian suspect, who a Ma'an reporter said is from Hebron and is still alive in moderate condition.

Ynet said the female victim was a teenager but Maariv, another Israeli news site, said she was 26.

Magen David Adom paramedics came to the scene to treat the injured settlers, taking them to Hadassah Medical Center, Ynet said.

Israeli forces also arrived at the scene.

An Israeli army statement said that "a terrorist stabbed 3 Israeli civilians at the Alon Shvut junction in Gush Etzion. The terrorist was shot by a security guard at the scene."

The attack comes hours after another stabbing attack in Jerusalem in which an Israeli soldier was critically injured and a Palestinian suspect was arrested by Israeli police.

Relatives identified the suspect as Maher Hamdi al-Hashlamon, 25.

This is the second terror attack on Monday, hours after Tel Aviv stabbing; suspect shot by guard near Alon Shvut settlement.

By Chaim Levinson for Haaretz

A 25-year-old woman was killed and two people were wounded Monday in a stabbing attack near the West Bank settlement of Alon Shvut on Monday.

A 26-year-old man suffered light-to-moderate wounds to the abdomen. A 50-year-old man was stabbed in the face, and listed in light-to-moderate condition as well.

A guard at the entrance to the settlement shot and wounded the suspect on the spot, a junction just west of the settlement entrance. The Shin Bet named the suspect as Maher Hamdi Hashalmon, 30, a resident of Hebron affiliated with the Islamic Jihad. Hashalmon was jailed in an Israeli prison from 2000-2005 after throwing a firebomb at Israeli troops.

This was the second terror attack carried out within hours, and the fifth within just weeks. The stabbing was carried out near the Gush Etzion junction, where three Israeli teenage boys were kidnapped and murdered in June.

At around 12:30 P.M. on Monday, an Israel Defense Forces soldier was stabbed near the Haganah train station in south Tel Aviv.

Emergency services treated the soldier at the site before evacuating him to Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, in critical condition. According to Magen David Adom spokesman Zaki Heller, the soldier, aged about 20, was found with a number of stab wounds.

The assailant, who police said was a Palestinian who had entered Israel illegally, was apprehended and held for questioning. Palestinian sources told the local Palestinian media that his name is Nur a-Din Hashiya, from the Askar refugee camp in Nablus.

Two people were killed on October 23, when a Palestinian drove his car into a light rail train station near Ammunition Hill in Jerusalem, running over passersby. That was followed by the assassination attempt on Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick on October 30, which left Glick seriously wounded.

On November 5, two people were killed and several seriously wounded, when a Palestinian drove his van into pedestrians near the Old City in Jerusalem.
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