IDF soldiers (illustration)
IDF soldiers (illustration) Hadas Parush/Flash 90

A Palestinian Arab on Wednesday night tried to stab an IDF soldier who was stationed at a checkpoint near the Shomron community of Einav.

The Arab was detained by the soldiers as he arrived at the checkpoint, when he pulled a knife and tried to stab one of them.

The fighters were able to neutralize the attacker and he was injured. After treatment at the scene he was taken for further questioning.

The soldier was lightly injured.

The incident comes hours after two IDF troops were struck by rocks and wounded  at Beit Ummar, near Hevron.

One officer was in moderate condition and the second’s condition is unknown. Both were taken to a Jerusalem hospital.

The incident occurred close to a spot where Arabs rioters were throwing rocks and firebombs and where gunfire could be heard, apparently perpetrated by Arab residents celebrating Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's rejection of the 1994 Oslo Accords at the UN.

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