An Israeli soldier engaged in a solo navigation exercise in the Lower Galilee was attacked by an Arab-Israeli citizen on Thursday morning, who attempted to steal his weapon, according to Kan news.
According to the report, the assailant fled in a car after the soldier fought him off. Police were still searching for the suspect on Thursday afternoon, according to Kan.
On July 1, a female soldier was stabbed and her weapon stolen near a military base in the Jordan Valley. The suspect was apprehended a short while after the attack and the weapon was recovered.
On March 4, an Israeli soldier on a solo navigation exercise near Shfar’am in northern Israel was attacked and had his weapon stolen by two assailants who had approached him in a car as he was walking along a dirt path.