NABLUS, A stabbing attack near an Israeli army checkpoint south of the city of Nablus in the north of the West Bank left two Israelis wounded, one of them a soldier reported in critical condition, according to Palestinian and Israeli reports.
An attacker who was not identified but believed to be Palestinian reportedly stabbed and seriously wounded a soldier and when other soldiers in the area opened fire at him, they injured another Israeli who was reported in moderate condition.
Conflicting reports said the attacker was not hit and was able to get away.
Palestinians reported the Israeli army closed all entrances to Nablus as soldiers conducted a large scale search for the attacker.
There was no immediate confirmation of these developments from any official source.
Palestinians said the Israeli army closed all checkpoints around Nablus creating as a result serious traffic jams as Palestinians were returning home from work for the weekend.
Meanwhile, Israeli settlers also attacked with stones Palestinian cars travelling on roads near their illegal settlement known as Yitzhar, causing panic and damage to cars. There were no immediate reports of anyone injured.
Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency