Skip To Content

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe
Breaking News

2 Soldiers Injured in Hebron Shooting Attack

An Israeli soldier was injured in a shooting attack in the Hebron area hours after another soldier was wounded in a shooting attack in the area.

In the second West Bank attack, on Sunday evening in the south Hebron Hills, the soldier was moderately wounded with a bullet to the leg. Israeli soldiers were searching the area for the shooter, the Israel Defense Forces spokesman said.

The previous attack occurred in the afternoon, when a female soldier was shot by a sniper near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. The soldier, 20, was taken in moderate condition to Shaare Zedek hospital in Jerusalem. The shooter aimed at the site’s parking lot from a nearby Palestinian village, Israeli military forces said.

The IDF was searching for the gunman.

The attack comes days after an Israeli man who worked as a maintenance worker at the site succumbed to injuries sustained there in a Dec. 7 stabbing attack. There have been several stabbing or attempted stabbing attacks at the site in the last two months.

Jews and Muslims revere the Tomb of the Patriarchs as the gravesite of their forefathers. There is Jewish worship and a mosque there.

Between the two shooting attacks Sunday, a Palestinian youth attempted to stab an Israeli man at a bus stop in eastern Jerusalem, Israel Police said. Israeli security forces caught the assailant, who had fled the scene.


Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.