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PA Terrorist Stabbing Attack in Gush Etzion

Two Palestinian Authority Arab terrorists attacked an Israeli couple while they were hiking in Gush Etzion Wednesday afternoon, stabbing one and hurling rocks at the other.
By Hana Levi Julian
First Publish: 6/7/2006, 3:27 PM / Last Update: 6/7/2006, 5:37 PM

Police said the 19-year-old soldier and his 18-year-old female companion were hiking in the area when two terrorists began to hurl rocks at them. The young woman was injured by a rock thrown at her head, and the two attackers then approached the couple and stabbed the soldier in the back.

Both victims were treated at the scene by emergency personnel and then taken to Hadassah University Hospital – Ein Kerem in Jerusalem.

The young woman was lightly injured in the attack, and the soldier was moderately wounded. The terrorists fled on foot toward the village of Nahlin with IDF soldiers in pursuit.

One month ago, two Israelis were stabbed in two separate terror attacks in Jerusalem. A 14-year-old teenager was moderately wounded when stabbed near the Damascus Gate in the Old City. The second victim stopped his car to help a Palestinian Authority Arab who appeared to be stranded on the road. The attacker first asked the Israeli for water, and when he returned with a bottle, the terrorist stabbed him in the neck.