A 20 year old Israeli was murdered in a stabbing attack at the Tapuach Junction in Samaria this morning. After stabbing his victim, the Palestinian Arab perpetrator took the wounded man’s handgun and began to fire at a nearby crowd of people waiting for rides, but was shot by Border Police who were on site. The terrorist was moderately wounded and apprehended by the police.
The most recent prior attack at the Tapuach Junction, an area of much tension, in Samaria, occurred in mid January this year when a 20 year-old resident of Ramallah attacked a 17 year-old Israeli youth. The terrorist was detained following the assault, and the young victim was taken for medical treatment.