IDF Soldier Stabbed at Binyamin's Adam Junction

19-year-old Israeli soldier critically injured after being stabbed in the upper body near Hizma checkpoint in Binyamin region.

Arutz Sheva Staff, | updated: 15:42

Scene of Adam Square Attack
Scene of Adam Square Attack
United Hatzalah spokesperson

A 19-year-old Israeli soldier was critically injured on Wednesday afternoon in a terrorist stabbing north of Jerusalem, at the Adam Junction, in the Binyamin region.

Initial reports indicate that a terrorist approached the young woman and stabbed her in the upper body and neck.

Israel Police confirmed that terrorist was killed by security forces standing nearby; he has been identified as Ibrahim Mu'taz Zawiya, 21, of Azarya, near Ma'ale Adumim. The terrorist's suspected accomplice arrested at the scene. 

Further investigation revealed that the female soldier who killed the terrorist belonged to the Home Front Command's Kedem Unit and was in the area following an operational activity in Shechem. 

After stabbing the first soldier, one of the terrorists ran toward the second soldier with his knife drawn, attempting to stab her, as well. She shot and killed the terrorist at close range. 

Magen David Adom teams provided the soldier with primary medical care and evacuated her to Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem. 

MDA emergency medical technician, Assaf Ben Artzi, who arrived first on the scene, recounted: "A 19-year-old woman was lying on a dirt road next to the street. She was stabbed in the upper body and people were giving her first aid with MDA guidance from over the phone."

"We gave her life-saving medical treatment on scene to stop the bleeding and she was taken by an MDA vehicle to the hospital. Her condition is serious, but she is fully conscious."

Earlier on Wednesday, a police officer was lightly wounded in a car terror attack at the British Police Junction in the Binyamin region of Samaria, north of Jerusalem.

In the incident, the Arab driver refused orders to stop for a security check and ran into a Border Police checkpoint, lightly wounding the officer.

The Arab driver then got out of his car and fled on foot to the adjacent Arab village of Silwad.

Gil Ronen, Cynthia Blank and Tova Dvorin contributed to this report.