1 Israeli Killed, 2 Wounded in West Bank Terrorist Attack

Israeli security forces at the scene of a stabbing attack in the West Bank settlement of Adam, on July 26, 2018. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90

(JTA) — A teenage terrorist stabbed and killed one Israeli and wounded two others in a Jewish settlement near Jerusalem.

The assailant, identified as Mohammed Dar Youssef, 17, from the village of Kobar, mounted the security fence surrounding the Adam settlement on Thursday evening and stabbed two men before being shot to death by a third, who also suffered stab wounds.

The army named the man who died as Yotam Ovadia, 31; Israeli media reported he had two young children. One 58-year-old victim is seriously wounded but stable. The third victim was lightly wounded.

The army said Friday it had raided Kobar, questioned a number of the assailant’s family members and suspended their work permits.

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced on Twitter that 400 new homes would be built in the Adam settlement in response to the attack.

“The best answer to terrorism is the expansion of settlements,” Lieberman tweeted.

Jason Greenblatt, President Donald Trump’s special envoy to the Middle East, called on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to condemn the attack.

“Yet another barbaric attack tonight. When will President Abbas and Palestinian leaders condemn the violence?” he wrote on Twitter.

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