An Israeli man was stabbed to death in what is being considered as a terror attack next to the Gush Etzion Junction in the central West Bank, south of Jerusalem, on Sunday, succumbing to his injuries shortly after arriving at the hospital, officials said.
After he was stabbed, the victim chased and shot at his attacker, before collapsing to the ground.
The victim was Ari Fuld, a 45-year-old father of four.
Fuld was rushed to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center in unstable condition. After resuscitation efforts failed, doctors there pronounced him dead.
The terrorist, a 17-year-old Palestinian teenager from the village of Yatta, was then shot by another armed civilian and taken into custody, according to the Israel Defense Forces.
“A terrorist arrived at the shopping mall at the Gush Etzion Junction armed with a knife. He stabbed a civilian, injuring him seriously. Another civilian who was at the mall neutralized the terrorist,” the army said.