[Monday Evening, December 23 2013] Palestinian medical sources have reported that a Palestinian man was severely wounded by Israeli army fire in northern Gaza. An Israeli soldier was stabbed in the West Bank.A young man, in his twenties, was shot in the stomach and leg, as he was walking in a field northwest of Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

He was moved to the Kamal Adwan Hospital after suffering serious injuries, and was then moved to the Shifa Medical Center.

The Israeli army claimed that the Palestinian “attempted to plant an explosive charge” along the border fence”.

On Friday, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian and wounded his brother, while they were working near the borderline with Israel, north of Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip.

Four more Palestinians, including a child, were also injured in northern Gaza, in two separate Israeli military attacks.

In related news, Israeli military sources have reported that an Israeli police officer was stabbed, on Monday evening, near the Adam Israeli settlement, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

Following the attack, the army closed the Jaba’ roadblock, referred to by Israel as the Adam Settlement Junction, for more than two and a half hours, where they stopped and searched hundreds of Palestinian cars.

Soldiers also installed another roadblock north of Jericho city, blocking a main road leading to Ramallah, and also searched vehicles and inspected the ID cards of the passengers.