One 23-year-old Israeli victim was critically wounded by errant gunfire in a stabbing attack attempt by an Arab terrorist on Wednesday in the Gush Etzion region of Judea.
The victim later succumbed to his wounds and died.
The terrorist was shot and neutralized by IDF forces, with his condition being classified as moderately wounded.
Gunfire intended for the terrorist hit the victim instead, according to an army appraisal of the incident.
The victim suffered gunshot wounds to the upper body after being attacked at a hitchhiking station at Gush Etzion Junction, which has been the site of lethal attacks in the past.
Magen David Adom (MDA) teams were called up to the scene and began providing medical treatment before evacuating the unconscious victim to Shaare Tzedek Hospital’s trauma unit in Jerusalem.
The Arab terrorist was likewise evacuated to the hospital’s trauma unit.