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Palestinian man shot after allegedly stabbing several bus passengers


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Palestinian man shot after allegedly stabbing several bus passengers

In Israel, up to ten people have reportedly been stabbed by a Palestinian man on a commuter bus in central Tel Aviv.

Police say the alleged attacker, a 23-year-old from the West Bank, was shot in the leg by a prison security guard who gave chase as he tried to escape.

A doctor at Tel Aviv’s Ichilov hospital told Army Radio that seven people had been admitted for treatment, four of whom were seriously hurt.

Speaking to reporters on the scene, police commander Bentzi Sau said: “shortly after he boarded the bus, the assailant stabbed the driver several times but there was an excellent response from him as he resisted the attack and in this way the terrorist was stunned.”

The stabbing is the latest in a string of incidents over the past few months at a time of heightened tension between Palestinians and Israelis, particularly in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

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