You are here

Palestinian stabs two Israelis in West Bank, shot by guard

By AFP - Dec 04,2014 - Last updated at Dec 04,2014

MISHOR ADUMIN, Palestinian Territories — A Palestinian teen stabbed two Israelis in a West Bank settlement in “an apparent terror attack” on Wednesday before an off-duty security guard shot him in the leg, Israeli forces said.

None of the three were reported to have been seriously wounded.
Security spokeswoman Luba Samri said in a statement that the alleged attacker was a 16-year-old from the village of Al Azariya, East of Jerusalem.
She said he was moderately wounded in the shooting. Israeli forces had earlier described his condition as serious.
The stabbing victims, described as middle-aged, were also moderately wounded in the incident at a supermarket in the Mishor Adumim settlement, about 10 kilometres from Al Azariya.
Many Palestinians work in the settlement’s industrial zone and the supermarket is frequented by Palestinians and Israelis.
The armed Israeli was an off-duty security officer from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office, the premier said.
Alleged Palestinian attackers have carried out a series of similar “lone wolf” attacks on Israelis in recent weeks amid increasing tensions in Jerusalem and the West Bank.

200 users have voted.


Get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day.