One injured in stabbing attack in Gush Etzion

One Israeli moderately injured in stabbing at entrance to Neve Daniel; terrorist fled.

Cynthia Blank , | updated: 6:02 PM

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MDA Jerusalem

An Israeli man was moderately injured shortly after 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday in a stabbing attack at the entrance to Neve Daniel in the Gush Etzion region of Judea. 

The man, identified as 28-year-old Tomer Ditor of Rosh Tzurim in Gush Etzion, suffered stab wounds to his shoulder in the attack. 

Magen David Adom (MDA) paramedics treated Ditor at the scene before evacuating him to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. 

MDA medic Moti Ben Shoshan recounted, "We saw a man around age 30 lying on the road near the entrance to Neve Daniel. He was fully conscious and suffering from a stab wound to the upper body." 

"We provided him first aid treatment, including stopping the bleeding and bandaging, and evacuated him in an ambulance to the hospital in moderate condition. He communicated with us and told us that while exercising, he felt himself being stabbed and fell."

The terrorist reportedly fled the scene; security forces are combing the area for him. 

Earlier on Tuesday, two stabbing attacks were thwarted by alert security forces in Jerusalem and Gush Etzion. 

A 16-year-old terrorist attempted an attack at Jerusalem's Damascus Gate in the morning, but was neutralized by security forces before she was able to harm anyone. 

Shortly before the incident, another Arab girl, aged 13, was arrested with a knife near the entrance to the community of Karmei Tzur.