Scene of Tekoa attack
Scene of Tekoa attack Courtesy

A 30-year-old pregnant woman was moderately injured in a stabbing attack in Tekoa, south of Jerusalem.

The victim was given emergency treatment at the scene for multiple stab wounds to her upper body. Magen David Adom paramedics managed to stabilize her, and she was evacuated to Jerusalem's Shaarei Tzedek hospital in moderate condition.

She was later identified as Michal Froman, daughter-in-law of Rabbi Menachem Froman of Tekoa who passed away in 2013.

The pregnant woman was stabbed after a terrorist broke into a clothing store where she was working in Tekoa, located in the east of the Gush Etzion bloc in Judea.

An armed civilian shot the 17-year-old Arab terrorist at the scene, and he was later evacuated to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem in serious condition, suffering from a gunshot to his leg.

The hospital reported he was unconscious and on artificial respiration in the trauma unit.

The stabbing is the latest in a string of similar attacks in the area south of Jerusalem. 

Yesteday (Sunday) another woman - 39-year-old mother-of-six Dafna Meir - was brutally murdered in front of her children by an Arab terrorist who broke into her home in Otniel, several miles south of Gush Etzion.

That attack itself followed by just minutes an attack foiled at the nearby Jewish town of Kiryat Arba, when security forces nabbed an Arab woman armed with a knife