One Israeli was killed, and two soldiers and one civilian lightly wounded in four attacks in the West Bank on Tuesday.
Two Palestinian terrorists stabbed an IDF soldier near Beit Hashalom in Hebron on Tuesday night, lightly wounding him, before a fellow soldier managed to shoot and kill both of the assailants.
Dozens of Kiryat Arba residents were trying to march towards Beit Hashalom in protest but were being blocked by police. The area was blocked off and searches were being carried out for additional perpetrators.
Earlier in the day, Avraham Asher Hasano, 50, from Kiryat Arba, was killed near Fawwar, southwest of Hebron, when he was hit by a Palestinian truck driver. The Israeli’s car was pelted with stones, causing him to stop on the side of the road and exit his vehicle. He was then hit by the truck and fatally wounded.
The Palestinian truck driver fled the scene in the direction of Palestinian village ad-Dhahiriya, but later handed himself in to the Palestinian authorities. He said that the incident was an accident and that he did not mean to hit the Israeli. It is still unclear if Israel will ask the Palestinian Authority to hand the driver over.
Several hours later, a terrorist tried to ram into Israelis waiting at a bus stop at the Gush Etzion junction in the West Bank, but hit the concrete blocks placed there to stop such attacks. He was, however, able to light wound a 20-year-old IDF soldier and a 21-year-old Israeli civilian.
The terrorist the left his car with a knife drawn and tried to stab his victims.
An IDF soldier from the 92nd Shimshon Battalion in the Kfir Brigade, which is deployed at the junction, shot the terrorist and killed him.
The attacker was killed at the scene. His vehicle had an Israeli license plate and a knife was also found on his person.
In a separate incident near Hebron on Tuesday, a Palestinian was killed during riots near the Palestinian town of Beit Awa after trying to stab an IDF officer.
The attacker threw himself on the troops, lightly wounding one soldier. The soldiers then opened fire on the attacker, killing him.
The Palestinian was identified as 24-year-old Uda al-Salamah, a resident of Beit Awa.
Riots continued at the scene after the attack.
The incident was just the latest in a recent string of attacks across Israel and the West Bank, the last of which occurred in Be’er Sheva resulting in the death of a soldier and a Eritrean bystander.