The suspect, armed with a wire cutter and a knife, infiltrated a military base on the so-called kibbutz of Mishmar HaNegev in the occupied territories’ south, near the Bedouin city of Rahat, north of Beersheba, the daily said.
The suspect was reportedly discovered by two occupation soldiers who were guarding the base, who told him to stop moving. Continuing to head toward the soldiers, the man was confronted by the two, trying to attack them, Israeli Spokesperson’s Unit reported.
“After a short fight, the suspect stabbed one of the soldiers. The soldier, who received a minor injury to his arm, was treated at the scene, according to the unit. A Givati infantry force was called to the area and is now reportedly searching for the suspect together with police forces,” according to the daily.
An investigation into the incident was launched by Israel Police and the Military Police, JPost added.