Jerusalem stabbing: One Israeli injured and one Palestinian detained

Published March 12th, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Israeli policemen detain a Palestinian, at the site where two Israeli police officers were stabbed. (AFP/File)
Israeli policemen detain a Palestinian, at the site where two Israeli police officers were stabbed. (AFP/File)

A stab attack took place near Hebron Gate of occupied East Jerusalem's Old City Friday leaving one Israeli injured Israeli police said.

Israeli police spokesperson Luba al-Samri said a 29-year-old Israeli was stabbed in the upper body near the gate -- also known as Jaffa Gate -- by a suspect who fled the area.

After searching the area, al-Samri said, police and border guards found a knife near the scene of the attack and later located a 19-year-old Palestinian from the occupied West Bank town of Qabalan near Nablus.

The teen was found hiding in an Old City alley and detained by police, al-Samri said.

The Israeli was transferred to a hospital with light to moderate wounds.

The Old City has been the site of a number small-scale attacks carried out by Palestinian individuals that initially increased in October before spreading to the occupied West Bank.

Attacks taking place in Jerusalem have primarily targeted Israeli forces stationed near Damascus Gate, an entrance to the Muslim Quarter.

A 50-year-old Palestinian woman on Tuesday was shot dead by Israeli forces after she allegedly attempted to stab Israeli officers stationed on al-Wad Street inside the Old City.

She was the first of seven Palestinians to be shot dead during a 24-hour period after allegedly carrying out six attacks across Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory that left one American tourist dead and at least 12 Israelis injured.


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