Suicide Bomber Stabs IDF Soldier, Is Shot

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As Palestinians began their second “Day of Rage” today, with a suicide bomber stabbing an IDF Border Policeman. The Times of Israel’s Judah Ari Gross reports that the terrorist’s bomb did not go off, and that the soldier will survive his stab wounds:

“A terrorist approached Border Police officers who were responding to a riot at the Judea and Samaria Square in Ramallah, and stabbed one of them,” police said.

The assailant was shot by the other officers at the scene and was seriously wounded. Some Palestinian media outlets reported that he had been killed.

The apparent explosive belt did not go off. Police said they were investigating if it was a real bomb or only a device meant to look like one. Also, the army was investigating if the terrorist was posing as a journalist in order to get close to the troops, Israel Radio reported.

The officer was treated at the scene and then taken to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center, where he was listed in “a moderate condition with two stab wounds in the upper body.” The hospital said his condition was stable and he was undergoing examinations before being operated on.

His attacker, still wearing the apparent suicide bomb belt, was taken away from the scene for medical treatment by the Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance service…

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