Pregnant Israeli reportedly stabbed by Palestinian in Bethlehem

Published January 18th, 2016 - 11:00 GMT

A Palestinian was shot and injured on Monday in the southern occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem, following an alleged stabbing attack which left one Israeli in serious condition, an Israeli army spokesperson told Ma'an.

An Israeli army spokesperson said a "terrorist" broke into a building in the illegal Israeli settlement of Tekoa and stabbed a 30-year-old Israeli woman, before being shot and injured by "security personelle" on the scene.

Both of the injured have been evacuated to the hospital.

Initial reports indicated that the attacker was shot and killed, but Israeli army and medics have now reported that the attacker was shot and seriously wounded.

A spokesperson with Israel's emergency medical service, Magen David Adom, said the Israeli who was stabbed and injured is a pregnant women in "moderate to severe" condition.

The Palestinian shot and injured has yet to be identified.

On Sunday, a suspected Palestinian attacker stabbed and killed an Israeli woman after breaking into a home in the illegal Israeli settlement of Otniel, south of Hebron city.

The attacker fled the scene, and has yet to be apprehended.

Earlier on Sunday, a Palestinian was shot and killed following an alleged attempted stabbing attack in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus, an Israeli army spokesperson said at the time.

The spokesperson said the "assailant" was shot and killed after attempting to attack and stab Israeli soldiers "securing the area," adding that no Israelis were injured during the incident.

The Palestinian man was identified as Wissam Marwan Qasrawa, 21, from the village of Masliya south of Nablus.


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