While recapturing another terrorist released during Shalit exchange, this took place
An IDF soldier was stabbed in the neck during a security operation in the village of Yatta south of Hebron. The terrorist was shot and wounded by another soldier during the attack. Another terrorist was shot to death. The wounded soldier was evacuated to Hadassah Ein-Kerem Hospital by ambulance. He was reported to be conscious with a gash in his neck.
The IDF reported that the stabbing took place when villagers tried to stop the arrest of Khaled Mahamrah, who was released a few months ago, with more than 1,000 other security prisoners in exchange for Gilad Shalit. IDF Spokesman Yoav Mordechai said that Mahamrah dealt in money used by terror organizations.
The alleged stabber was identified as Zakaria Abu-Aram. His weapons was a paper cutter. He and the other terrorist allegedly rushed soldiers at the front of Mahamrah's house. Brigadier General Mordechai said that the force acted correctly.
The IDF arrested three terrorists in the Hevron vicinity over night during a series of raids as the Purim holiday got underway.
More at the link. The soldier was very lucky he survived and the knife didn't cut deep.
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