An Israeli police source reported on Wednesday that two youth settlers traveling near Alon Shvot settlement, in the Gush Atzion settlement Bloc in the West Bank, were stabbed and were taken to an Israeli hospital in Jerusalem.

The source added that the two are in light condition, and that rocks were also hurled at their vehicle.

According to the Israeli police, the youths, an 18-year old teenager, and a soldier, 19, were hiking through the area during the afternoon, before coming under attack by Palestinians.

The woman was injured by a rock thrown at her head and the pair stopped, Israeli online daily Ynetnews reported, “The attackers approached them, and one attacker stabbed the man in his back; he is lightly to moderately injured”.

The Israeli army reported that troops are chasing after the assailants, who were allegedly seen escaping towards Nahhalin village, near the West Bank city of Bethlehem.