Nablus Battalion, part of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, reportedly claimed responsibility. Thirty-nine people were injured in related clashes, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent.
“We are praying from the depths of our hearts for the safety of the soldiers who secured this entrance,” said Knesset member Zvi Sukkot, in a video posted on X (formerly Twitter).
“Terror will not win, in the merit of Joseph the righteous,” he added.
On Thursday morning it was reported that the IDF officer and two of his soldiers were in good condition. The third soldier was listed in moderate condition.
Jerusalem stabbing attack
An Israeli man was moderately wounded on Wednesday night in a stabbing attack at the Shivtei Israel light-rail stop in Jerusalem.
The Palestinian terrorist, identified by local media as a 14-year-old Arab resident of Beit Hanina in northern Jerusalem, was shot and “neutralized.”
Magen David Adom emergency medical personnel treated the 25-year-old victim, who was evacuated to the city’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center.
Wave of violence
In separate incidents on Wednesday evening, two Israeli bus drivers were lightly wounded when Palestinian terrorists threw rocks at vehicles on a highway in western Samaria.
The men, aged 30 and 48, came under attack while driving on Route 55 near the Arab village of Nabi Ilyas, located close to the Israeli community of Alfei Menashe.
One driver was wounded by shrapnel in his eyes, while the other suffered a shoulder wound, Rescuers Without Borders (Hatzalah Judea and Samaria) announced. Both were evacuated to Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba.
Earlier Wednesday, an Israel Defense Forces soldier was lightly injured when a Palestinian terrorist rammed his car into a military post near Beit Hagai, close to Hebron in Judea.
According to the military, the assailant accelerated toward the IDF post as he approached Junction 200, prompting troops to respond.
Israeli media reported that the Palestinian was shot and “neutralized.”
The injured soldier was evacuated to the hospital in good condition.
A day earlier, IDF soldiers conducting an operation near Ya’bad in northwestern Samaria were attacked by terrorists who threw explosive devices at them from a passing vehicle.
With reporting by JNS.
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