Israel-Palestine tensions rise amid new attacks

October 8, 2015 | By | Reply More

Oct 08, – A Palestinian man was shot dead in southern Israel on Wednesday after he stabbed an Israeli solider and attempted to grab his weapon.

hromedia New unrest hits Israel, West bank despite calls for calm arab uprising2Israeli security forces subsequently killed the assailant, identified by Israeli media as Amjad Algandi, 24, from Yatta, south of Hebron.

The incident occurred in Kiryat Gat. Israeli media said the soldier was lightly wounded.

Earlier Wednesday, a Palestinian woman stabbed an Israeli man who then shot and wounded her in Jerusalem’s Old City.

The attacker, in her 30s but not named by police, was taken to the hospital in serious condition. The wounded man was treated on the scene before being taken to the hospital.

Later in the day, a Palestinian stabbed an Israeli man outside a mall in central Israel, police said. The attacker was arrested.

The incidents come amid an uptick in violence in recent days between Israeli troops and Palestinians. Citing the deteriorating security situation, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled a planned Thursday trip to Germany.

Israel’s channel 2 TV said the attack in the Old City took place near the site where a Palestinian stabbed an Israeli man to death and wounded his wife and toddler Saturday. The assailant then attacked and killed another Israeli man before he was shot by police.

On Thursday, Palestinian gunmen shot and killed an Israeli couple as they drove with their four young children in the West Bank.

Press journalist for HRO media – Khizer Hayat reports.


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