Teen girl seriously wounded in West Bank stabbing attack

Illustrative photo of Israeli security forces near the Gush Etzion junction on October 20, 2015. (Yonatan Sindel/FLASH90)

Attacker shot, reportedly killed, by security forces after knifing victim at Etzion Junction, site of deadly Thursday assault

(SOURCE)   The Times of Israel is liveblogging Sunday’s developments as they unfold.

Etzion Bloc stabber is dead

The perpetrator of a stabbing attack at the Etzion Junction in the West Bank who was shot by security forces at the scene is dead, a Times of Israel reporter at the scene says.

The attacker managed to stab an Israeli teenage girl, wounding her in the upper body. She is in serious condition and has been rushed to the Shaare Zedek hospital for emergency treatment.

An IDF spokesperson at the scene says the army is still investigating the incident.

Teenage stabbing victim is rushed to hospital in Jerusalem

The victim of a stabbing attack at the Etzion Junction in the West Bank, a girl of around 17, is rushed to the Shaare Zedek hospital. She is seriously wounded and appears to have been stabbed in the head.

— Judah Ari Gross

Stabber at Etzion Bloc appears to have been shot dead

The suspected stabber at the Etzion Junction appears to have been shot dead.

An Israeli teenage girl is severely wounded in attack and is rushed to Shaare Zedek hospital in Jerusalem.

— Judah Ari Gross

Stabbing at Etzion Bloc

An Israeli girl is injured in a stabbing attack at the Gush Etzion Junction, near the West Bank settlements of Efrat and Alon Shvut.

The girl is receiving medical treatment at the scene and ambulances are set to evacuate her to a nearby hospital.

The suspected attacker is shot by security forces. His condition is not yet known

More details to come.

Brussels official: City still faces grave threat

The mayor of one of Brussels’ many municipalities tells Belgian media that the capital is still facing a grave threat, according to the prime minister.

Schaerbeek Mayor Bernard Clerfayt says: “There are two terrorists in the Brussels region that could commit very dangerous acts.”

One of the suspected Paris attackers, Salah Abdeslam, is at large and is known to have crossed into Belgium the morning after the November 13 attacks. The source of the mayor’s information about a second suspect wasn’t immediately clear and the prime minister’s office declined to comment.

Belgium’s national Crisis Center on Saturday raised the threat alert in the Brussels region to Level 4, which indicates a “serious and immediate threat.”

Clerfayt says it was necessary to try to anticipate and prevent any such acts and their consequences.

He says: “As long as this threat is present, we must be very attentive.”

— AP

Russia’s Mediterranean drills end

Russia wraps up military drills that disrupted air traffic in and out of Beirut, allowing flights to resume on their normal routes, Lebanon’s transportation minister says.

 The state-run National News Agency quoted the minister, Ghazi Zeaiter, as saying that Russia informed Lebanon that the aerial exercises over the Mediterranean were complete.

Russia began the drills on Friday. Although flights continued in and out of Beirut, carriers had to take different routes that avoid flying over Syria’s waters, and some airlines canceled flights.

Russia has been carrying out airstrikes in neighboring Syria and has intensified those strikes in recent days after confirmation that a bomb brought down a Russian plane over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 people on board.

A Russian Sukhoi Su-24 bomber taking off from the Hmeimim airbase in the Syrian province of Latakia. (AFP Photo / Kosomolskaya Pravda / Alexander Kots)

A Russian Sukhoi Su-24 bomber taking off from the Hmeimim airbase in the Syrian province of Latakia. (AFP Photo / Kosomolskaya Pravda / Alexander Kots)

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack.

— AP

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