Friday, October 9, 2015

Israelis and Palestinians injured in new stabbing attacks

Israeli security personnel patrol with dogs in East Jerusalem (09/10/15)
Israelis and Palestinians have been injured in a fresh spate of stabbings, including what Israeli police say was an apparent revenge attack on Arabs.
Two Israeli Bedouins and two Palestinians were hurt when an Israeli stabbed them in apparent retaliation for a wave of attacks on Israelis.
Elsewhere there were further stabbings of Israelis - the latest in a week of such incidents.
The attacks come amid soaring tensions between Israelis and Palestinians.
Four Israelis have been killed and many wounded, while at least three Palestinians have been killed amid clashes with troops.

Rash of attacks

Police say an Israeli stabbed the Bedouins and Palestinians in what was an apparently "nationalistic" attack, in the southern city of Dimona, on Friday morning.
The suspect was arrested and is being questioned.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he "strongly condemned the harming of innocent Arabs" and vowed to bring to justice anyone who breaks the law.
The mayor of Dimona said the suspect was "a mentally ill man", the Associated Press news agency reported.
Police arrest a Palestinian man suspected of stabbing an Israeli in Jerusalem (09/10/15)
Shortly afterwards, an attacker was shot dead after stabbing an Israeli policeman near Hebron.
In Jerusalem, a 16-year-old ultra-Orthodox Jewish Israeli was stabbed and wounded. A Palestinian suspect fled but was caught by police.
An Israeli policeman, meanwhile, was injured and his assailant shot dead near the Jewish settlement of Kiryat Arba, close to Hebron. Separately, a Palestinian woman was shot and wounded after trying to stab a guard at a bus station in Afula, northern Israel, police said
Friday's attacks follow a sharp rise in violence between Israelis and Palestinians since late last month, when clashes erupted at a flashpoint holy compound in East Jerusalem.
An Israeli couple were shot dead in the West Bank in front of their four children, while two more Israelis were killed in a stabbing in Jerusalem's Old City days later - the first in a spate of stabbings of Israelis in the city, northern and western Israel and the West Bank.
Hundreds of Palestinians have been wounded and at least three, including a 13-year-old boy, shot dead in clashes in the West Bank during the same period.
Five of the Palestinians who carried out the stabbings have been killed.
Israel has boosted security across the country and imposed temporary restrictions on Palestinians wanting to enter the Old City of Jerusalem.

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