At least three people were wounded in a stabbing attack in the West Bank settlement of Geva Binyamin on Thursday evening.
A 50-year-old man with stab wounds to the upper body is in critical condition and is being transferred to a hospital, emergency responders said. A 30-year-old man who was seriously wounded remains in stable condition, while a third victim with light wounds was treated at the scene.
The assailant broke into the settlement before being killed at the scene of the attack, the Israeli military said, adding that forces are combing the area.
Despite Hamas’ attempts to carry out attacks and build up infrastructure in the West Bank, there has been relative calm in the area over the past year, in contrast to the situation on the Israel-Gaza border.
No exceptional incidents have occured over the past few months – even as violent protests erupted on the Israel-Gaza border on Nakba Day and during the U.S. Embassy dedication in Jerusalem. Israeli defense officials have maintained security coordination with the Palestinian Authority.
– The Geva Binyamin settlement
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