Tuesday, February 09, 2016

09-Feb-16: In Gush Etzion, another Arab-on-Israeli stabbing

The scene of the stabbing attack at Neve Daniel this evening
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The details are still sketchy, but it appears an Israeli was stabbed this afternoon at the entrance to the Israeli community of Neve Daniel (population: about 400 families) which abuts Highway 60 in Gush Etzion, a few minutes drive south of Jerusalem.

This source (in Hebrew) says the attacker fled into a nearby Arab village. First reports appeared around dusk, roughly 5:15 this afternoon (Tuesday). Details coming.

UPDATE Tuesday February 9, 2016 - 6:00 pm: The Israeli victim is described by Ynet as a 30-year-old man. He sustained knifing injuries to the head and shoulder and is classified as moderately injured:
The victim said he was running by himself near Neve Daniel when he was stabbed and that he continued onwards until the settlement's security guard noticed him and called for urgent help. The victim pointed towards the direction in which believed the terrorist fled, which was in the direction of [Nahalin (Arabic: نحالين‎) a close-by Arab settlement] - Ynet.
UPDATE  Tuesday February 9, 2016 - 7:00 pm: We know the identity of the Israeli victim. Times of Israel names him as Tomer Ditur, age 28, a resident of the nearby Gush Etzion-area kibbutz, Rosh Tzurim, An IDF spokesperson says the army has sealed off Nahalin as it searches for the knifer.

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