A 40-year-old Israeli man was criticized in a stabbing attack on Sunday at the entrance to a mall near the Gush Etzion Junction in the West Bank.

The attacker, a 17-year-old man from the village of Yatta near Hebron in the West Bank, was shot dead by a civilian and is currently in a moderate condition. Security forces are currently operating in and around the mall.

The Israeli victim was taken to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem with wounds on his torso.

Soldiers are stationed at Gush Etzion Junction, Westbank on September 16, 2018.
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A source close to the assailant family that he informs his parents that he had planned an attack on the grave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. The family then informed the security forces, but they could not locate him near the grave.

The Arim Mall is located near the settlement Kfar Etzion and other settlements in the housing block Gusch Etzion.

The incident is the second such incident that has taken place in the West Bank in recent months. In July, a 31-year-old Israeli was killed and several were injured in a knife attack in Geva Binyamin after a Palestinian aggressor sneaked into the settlement.



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