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Two Israeli soldiers stabbed by a Palestinian near army base

Two IDF soldiers were injured in a stabbing attack near an army base in central Israel.
Israeli security forces inspect the scene of a stabbing attack near Tzrifin military base on the outskirts of Tel Aviv, on April 4, 2023. - Two soldiers were injured, and an alledged attacker arrested, following a stabbing attack in central Israel, police and medics said. (Photo by GIL COHEN-MAGEN / AFP) (Photo by GIL COHEN-MAGEN/AFP via Getty Images)

Israel’s Army Radio station reported on Tuesday that two soldiers were stabbed in the center of the country, in an attack near an army base; one of the soldiers was seriously wounded, while the other only suffered minor injuries.

The attack took place at the Tzrifin junction, near the entrance to a large Israel Defense Forces (IDF) base. According to Army Radio, the assailant was stopped and apprehended by civilians and police officers. Army Radio reported that the assailant is a 21-year-old Palestinian from the West Bank city of Hebron, who held a work permit for the Ma'ale Adumim settlement in the West Bank. However, he did not have a permit to enter or work in Israel. The IDF is now investigating how he was able to get to the site.

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