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One report ["Soldiers foil stabbing at Kiryat Arba bus stop", Times of Israel, September 23, 2016] describes it as an attempted stabbing, and the assailant (according to Arab media reports) as a Palestinian Arab boy of about 14. There are no Israeli injuries but the attacker
was shot and seriously wounded. He received treatment on the scene, before being taken by military ambulance to a Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center for further medical care, the army said. The assailant suffered gunshot wounds to the leg and chest, according to a spokesperson for the hospital. Soldiers from the IDF’s Nahal Brigade, who were guarding the area, shot the Palestinian teenager, who has yet to be identified, as he approached the bus stop from an adjacent orchard, according to initial reports.
A photo from the scene appears to show the assailant wounded on the ground near some bushes behind the Elias Junction. There were unconfirmed reports of a second Palestinian suspect who was detained at the scene. An army spokesperson said the details of the incident were still being sorted out.
He managed to pull out his knife, but security forces, who are always present in the area, shot him in the foot... [Israel National News]
the terrorist was hiding in an orchard near the junction, which leads to Kiryat Arba. Soldiers stationed at a security checkpoint at the junction spotted him approaching civilians waiting at the hitchhiking post with a large knife in hand, and engaged immediately. Security forces also canvassed the area for another suspect.