Israeli security forces today captured the suspected Palestinian attacker who fled after stabbing an Army soldier in the reserve hours near a settlement in the north of the Occupied Palestinian Territory in the West Bank hours earlier, police sources said.
The Border Police and the Israeli Security Agency (ISA) arrested in a joint operation "the terrorist who stabbed a soldier today who was moderately wounded," a police spokesman said.
The detainee, aged 19, of which identity was not revealed, "is being interrogated" and is from the West Bank village of Jamain, the same source added.
According to the Israeli digital Ynet, the incident took place near the territorial military base in Samaria, and after the stabbing, the attacker managed to flee.
The incident took place four days after a Palestinian killed two Israelis on Sunday in the West Bank industrial zone where he worked, in an attack that authorities described as a terrorist, but also had personal elements.
The Israeli army has not yet arrested that attacker, identified as Ashraf Waleed Suliman Naalwa, 23, who used a firearm to kill Kim Levengrond Yehezkel, 28, and Ziv Hajbi, 35, and injure a third person, all of them employees of the same company in which he worked.