Palestinian arrested over stabbing of Gush Etzion resident

( An 18-year-old Palestinian from the village of Husan, near Beitar Illit, was arrested Oct. 10 evening as he was trying to flee after allegedly stabbing a Gush Etzion man in the neck, Israel Hayom reported. The victim was taken to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem after the stabbing.

The victim was walking along the main road near the entrance to Beitar Illit around 7 p.m. when a man appeared from behind him and stabbed him in his neck. He was able to fend off the attacker and was injured relatively lightly.

“The injured man was conscious and suffered a slight wound in his neck,” Ziad Dawit, a senior Magen David Adom medic who treated the victim, said.

The attacker fled the area on foot but was caught by soldiers at the entrance to the city. Under questioning, he said he had decided to commit the crime on his own.

Posted on October 11, 2012 .