According to initial reports, the terrorist - who wore a yellow vest with "PRESS" written on it and who carried photography equipment - loitered near the checkpoint, with Hamas's Al Quds television station broadcasting live.
The Deputy Commander of the IDF's Judea-Samaria Brigade, and the Battalion Commander of the Tsabar Battalion of Givati, were touring the area and scanning for terror activity there following Hamas's declaration of a "Day of Rage," Yediot Aharonot reports.
When the two left their vehicle, the terrorist pulled out a knife, dropped his props, and ran for a soldier who was part of the two commanders' entourage, stabbing him.
The terrorist was shot dead immediately by a senior officer at the site.
The soldier, a 20 year-old man, was evacuated for medical treatment to Shaarei Tzedek hospital in Jerusalem by Magen David Adom (MDA) medics at the scene, and is reportedly in moderate condition.
He has been admitted to the trauma ward and is suffering from deep stab wounds to the upper back and hand and is fully conscious.
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