Gush Etzion junction stabbing site, Dec 1-15
Gush Etzion junction stabbing site, Dec 1-15Gerson Ellinson/Flash90

An Israeli was wounded during a terrorist attack at Gush Etzion Junction on Tuesday, shortly after 7:50 am local time. 

Special Forces at the site saw a Palestinian Arab man wielding a knife and running toward commuters at one of the many bus stops at the junction, they said in the minutes after the attack.

Security forces eliminated the terrorist - later named as 16 year-old Mahmoud Al-Khatib, from the village of Al-Fajar near Bethlehem - at the scene before he was able to stab any civilians.  Al-Khatib allegedly had no criminal or terrorist record. 

One Israeli, a 40 year-old man, was injured during the attack, and is suffering from light injuries to his hand. He has been transferred to Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem for treatment. 

Initial reports indicate he was hit by gunfire used to neutralize the terrorist, not from the terror attack itself.