A terror attack took place in the Binyamin region, north of Jerusalem, Wednesday morning.
An IDF soldier suffered serious wounds when he was stabbed in his upper body, according to initial reports. Reports say he was stabbed in the neck. Another soldier was lightly wounded in the attack.
The stabber was shot by IDF forces and died of his wounds, leading the IDF to comb the area for additional suspects.
Magen David Adom said: “At 10:07, MDA Jerusalem District was informed that a young man was stabbed on Highway 60, near the entrance to the community of Maaleh Levona (near the village of Sinjil). MDA paramedics and medics have been giving a seriously wounded young man, aged about 20, initial medical care, and evacuating him to a Jerusalem hospital.
Israel Hayom cites Palestinian sources that reported the IDF is chasing after three Arab terrorists who fled the scene of the stabbing.
“A soldier was seriously wounded after being stabbed in the neck near Shilo,” a source told AFP, saying the Arab attacker had been “eliminated”.
He said two other soldiers had also been wounded and one was in moderate condition.
There has been a surge in the number of stabbings and other lone wolf attacks by Palestinians in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem since last summer’s 50-day war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.