IDF catching terrorist
(This is a file photo, not a picture of the arrest)

Last Friday, a soldier of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) suffered serious injuries from the impact of a stone on his head in a guard post near the settlement of Beit El, in the West Bank.

The military spokesman reported that during a confrontation that broke out between the soldier and the terrorist, the latter reached the sentry with a stone from a short distance, and fled. The soldier was not wearing the regulation helmet. An identity document was found in the area, apparently of the aggressor, state radio station Kan said.

The wounded soldier was evacuated in serious condition to the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem. He is now reported to be in moderate condition.

The Shin Bet has announced that the terrorist has surrendered thanks to the continued operational efforts of the IDF and the Shin Bet in the West Bank.

”The terrorist surrendered and is being questioned by security service Shin Bet’, the Israeli army reported.

According to Palestinian sources, the man is Mohammed al-Halabi, a Ramallah resident of 19 years.

This attack came after two soldiers died and another was seriously injured during a terrorist attack in Givat Asaf, in the West Bank. The wounded soldier was surgically treated for a bullet wound to the head and is now in a coma.

The fallen Israeli fighters were identified as First Sergeant Yuval Mor Yosef, 20, and Sergeant Yosef Cohen, 19, of the Netzah Yehuda Battalion, a unit of religious soldiers of the Kfir Fighter Infantry Brigade.

A photo composite shows Sgt. Yosef Cohen (L) and Staff. Sgt Yovel Mor Yosef of the Israel Defense Forces' Kfir Brigade.
Sgt. Yosef Cohen (L) and Staff. Sgt Yovel Mor Yosef of the Israel Defense Forces’ Kfir Brigade.

Israel Defense Forces spokesman, Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis, said soldiers are still canvassing the area in search of the assailants as well as setting up checkpoints, and that the army has sealed off roads leading Ramallah.