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Palestinian man stabs two Israeli settlers before police shoot him

Jerusalem
Israeli medics stretch off a wounded Palestinian man, who stabbed two Israelis, in Jerusalem on September 13, 2021. (Photo: Agence France-Presse)
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM— A Palestinian man stabbed two Israeli settlers in occupied Jerusalem before he was shot by occupation forces Monday leaving all three wounded, Israeli forces and medics said.اضافة اعلان

The assailant "stabbed two civilians with a knife" near the city's central bus station, occupation forces said in a statement.

The statement added that soldiers "noticed the incident, and one of them opened fire and neutralized the (assailant), who is currently receiving medical treatment."

An Israeli spokesman told AFP the assailant was a Palestinian man from the West Bank city Hebron.

The settlers stabbed, men in their mid-20s, were treated for their wounds before being taken to Shaare Zedek hospital in moderate condition, said medics from the Magen David Adom organization.

There was no immediate indication about the condition of the assailant, who was seen smiling by an AFP photographer as he was taken away for medical treatment.

Earlier Monday, a Palestinian man attempted to stab an Israeli soldier with a screwdriver at the Gush Etzion junction south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, Israel said.

Soldiers at the scene managed "to thwart the attempted attack and neutralized the assailant," a statement from occupation forces said. 

"The attacker was evacuated to a hospital for further medical treatment."
Tensions in the West Bank and east Jerusalem have risen after six Palestinian prisoners escaped a high-security prison in northern Israel last week, sparking a manhunt that has seen the capture of four of them in recent days.

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