“O break the power of the wicked and evil man, so that when You look for his wickedness You will find it no more.” Psalms 10:15 (The Israel Bible™)
Several people were reported injured in multiple attacks and two died from their wounds. An IDF soldier was stabbed at the junction near the town of Ariel in Samaria at approximately 9:45 AM on Sunday. The terrorist then opened fire at passing vehicles, wounding a civilian in one vehicle and hitting another vehicle. The terrorist then fled the scene in a stolen car, firing multiple shots as they drove past Gitai Avisar junction, injuring a soldier. It is believed the car belonged to a Palestinian. The attacker then drove to the nearby Palestinian village of Burqin, leaving the vehicle near the entrance before fleeing inside the village.
A Palestinian stabbed an IDF soldier at Ariel junction, stole his weapon, fired at civilians, got into his car, drove to the Gitai Avishar Junction, and fired at Israelis at a bus station.
Our troops are searching for the terrorist. pic.twitter.com/0Dhi8KaE6a
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) March 17, 2019
Multiple people were shot and wounded. Two men, one aged 19 and the other 40, were injured seriously and three others were injured to a lesser degree.
Unconfirmed that a #Palestinian stabbed a soldier and stole his gun before fleeing to another location where he kept firing. Reports of at least 6 injured
— Anna Ahronheim (@AAhronheim) March 17, 2019
Initial reports are that the attack may have been a combined shooting and stabbing, and media reports indicate one person was injured from a stabbing.
The terrorist has fled and helicopters are reportedly in pursuit.
This is a developing story and will be updated.