Four Israelis injured in Palestinian stabbing attack

Published October 11th, 2015 - 05:59 GMT
Israeli border guards give first aid to an injured police officer, who was stabbed along with another officer by a Palestinian, on October 10, 2015. (AFP/Gali Tibbon)
Israeli border guards give first aid to an injured police officer, who was stabbed along with another officer by a Palestinian, on October 10, 2015. (AFP/Gali Tibbon)

A Palestinian man was arrested after he allegedly stabbed and injured four Israelis, leaving one in serious condition near Hadera in northern Israel, an Israeli police spokesperson said.

Micky Rosenfeld told Ma'an that Israeli police had arrested the Palestinian with Israeli citizenship without injuring him, and he was being questioned.

One Israeli woman was seriously injured in the attack, Rosenfeld said.

Israeli news site Haaretz reported that the woman was a 19-year-old Israeli soldier.

It reported that the attack took place at the Alon Junction on Route 65, and also left a 14-year-old girl in moderate condition.

There have been a series of stabbing attacks carried out by Palestinians in recent days.

Israeli forces have shot dead many of the alleged Palestinian attackers, including two Palestinians outside Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday.

In some cases, observers have called into question Israel's allegations that the Palestinians were actually involved in attacks, with video footage appearing to contradict the Israeli accounts in several cases.

A stabbing attack in Jerusalem's Old City on Oct. 3 left two Israelis dead and injured two others, including a two-year-old child.

Israeli military and settler reprisals that followed the attack -- as well as a shooting two days before that killed two Israeli settlers south of Nablus -- played a large role in fueling the surge of protests across the occupied Palestinian territory.

Well over 1,000 Palestinians have been injured in the days since, with 24 Palestinians killed, the majority shot dead during clashes with Israeli soldiers.


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