An IDF soldier was stabbed and lightly injured in Ashkelon this morning in a suspected nationalistic attack, police said.
The attack occurred near the southern coastal city’s central bus station.
The soldier, 20, was taken to a local hospital with light wounds to his upper body, a spokesperson from the Magen David Adom rescue service said, Times of Israel reports.
The stabber managed to get away after knifing the soldier, but was shot by security forces and arrested soon after, police said.
The assailant suffered serious wounds, according to police.