JERUSALEM – Two Israelis were stabbed on Thursday in an attack near a settlement in Nablus, in the northern West Bank, by an assailant who managed to escape, according official sources.
Israeli local media said the attack took place outside the Samaria Territorial Brigade military base in the West Bank, and the perpetrator managed to flee towards the nearby Palestinian town of Huwara, south of Nablus.
“A stabbing attack was carried out in Hativa Square in the Shomron Regional Council,” Israel Defense Forces tweeted to its verified account.
The IDF added later that a reserve soldier was “moderately” injured, stressing that: “Our troops fired towards the terrorist who fled. We are currently searching for him.”
Magen David Adom, the Israel’s national emergency medical, disaster, ambulance and blood bank service, confirmed the attack saying: “MDA received a report of a stabbing between Har Bracha and Itamar in the Shomron.”
This attack came a few days after two Israeli soldiers were killed and another person was injured in an industrial zone in West bank.
Local media also confirms that Ashraf Walid Suleiman Na’alwa, 23, was identified by Israeli army to be who shot to death the soldiers: Kim Levengrond-Yehezkel, 29, of Rosh Ha’ayin, and Ziv Hagbi, 35, from Rishon Lezion, and injured a third person on Sunday.