Gush Etzion Junction, this morning
Gush Etzion Junction, this morning Adiel Sharabi/TPS

A female Palestinian Arab terrorist on Sunday morning tried to carry out a stabbing attack at Gush Etzion Junction, according to initial reports from the scene.

IDF soldiers shot at the terrorist, hitting her in the lower body. There are no known casualties among Israeli civilians and IDF forces.

The attack is being investigated.

An IDF spokesperson said, "A report was received about a stabbing attempt at Gush Etzion Junction under command of the Etzion Regional Brigade. The terrorist was neutralized at the scene. Details of the incident are under investigation."

Gush Etzion Regional Council Head Shlomo Ne’eman responded to the attempted attack, saying, “This morning we were witness to another attempt to harm Jews, simply because they are Jews."

"Our IDF soldiers did their jobs exceptionally and the incident ended without any casualties to our forces. The residents of Gush Etzion continue their mission of settling the land on behalf of the entire nation of Israel. This mission began before the War of Independence, and nothing will weaken our resolve to continue to grow and strengthen with love and great joy.”