Islamic Jihad terrorists in Gaza
Islamic Jihad terrorists in Gaza Emad Nassar/Flash 90

Maher Hamdi al-Hashalmoun, a resident of Hevron has been identified as the murder suspect in Monday's second stabbing attack

The terrorist attack occurred at a hitchhiking station outside of the town of Alon Shvut in Gush Etzion Monday evening, not far from where teens Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Sha'ar and Naftali Frenkel were abducted earlier this year before being brutally murdered.

A 25-year-old woman died of neck wounds, according to paramedics, who attempted to resuscitate her at the scene.

A 26-year-old man who was also stabbed, and is in light to moderate condition, was brought to Hadassah Ein Kerem in Jerusalem. A 50-year-old, hurt in the jaw and in light condition, was brought to Shaare Tzedek Medical Center, also in the capital. 

Witnesses say al-Hashalmoun, 30, tried to run down his victims with a car with Israeli license plates at first, but failed, and then got out of the car and began stabbing. It is unclear how he obtained a car with Israeli plates.

The guard at the gate of the community of Alon Shvut came running to the scene of the rampage and shot al-Hashalmoun in the chest several times. Police said the terrorist was evacuated to the hospital in critical condition but died en-route.

According to reports, al-Hashalmoun was affiliated with the Islamic Jihad movement, which took credit for the attack shortly afterwards.

Al-Hashalmoun previously studied at a school in the Kafr Kana, the same village where a 22-year-old Hir Hamdan was killed by police Saturday, after lunging at a police vehicle with a knife. 

Initial investigations also revealed that al-Hashalmoun served a prison sentence of four and a half years from 2000-2005 for throwing a firebomb at an IDF soldier. 

The first stabbing attack occurred in south Tel Aviv outside of the HaHaganah Train Station. An illegal Palestinian worker stabbed a 20 year-old IDF soldier before fleeing. 

The victim is currently in critical condition at Tel HaShomer Hospital after being stabbed numerous times, including in the upper body and waist, as he tried to fight off his attacker. 

His attacker was chased down and by police, and has been identified as Nur al-Din Abu Hashiya, an 18-year-old from Shechem (Nablus) in Samaria who illegally entered into sovereign Israeli territory. He is currently being hospitalized at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv for light wounds incurred in the attack.