IDF Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO), Sergeant 1st class Ihab Chattib was killed earlier today when Mahmoud Yusef Nimer Hattib, a Palestinian police officer, stabbed him through the open window of his car.
Chattib had stopped his military vehicle at a Tapuah junction traffic light, south of Nablus, when his assailant stabbed him in the chest with a knife.
In an attempt to escape, Chattib drove his vehicle a short distance before losing consciousness, at which point the and the jeep spun out of control and turned over.
Chattib received initial medical treatment at the scene of the incident and later died of his wounds en route to the hospital.
A civilian security officer from the community of Rehelim hit the attacker with his vehicle, lightly injuring him. The attacker was then arrested and taken for questioning by Israeli security forces.