Violence spreads across the West Bank, East Jerusalem and into IsraelComments
Three Israelis have been stabbed by Palestinians in a series of attacks, two in Israel and one in East Jerusalem, according to authorities.
Palestinian killed after stabbing soldier in southern Israel http://t.co/UjucO17Iwbpic.twitter.com/u2XO1ukPmL— Jim Clancy (@ClancyReports) October 7, 2015
In all three incidents, in different locations, the Israelis suffered minor injuries, one Palestinian assailant was shot dead, another, an 18-year-old woman, is in a serious condition suffering from gunshot wounds, a third is in police custody.
An Arab woman has been shot in Occupied #Jerusalem after stabbing Jewish man: http://t.co/bpVExOPe7u#Palestinepic.twitter.com/uIu1th8D2Y— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) October 7, 2015
As the violence escalates, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has delayed a visit to Germany.
He addressed the media: “Civilians are at the forefront of the war against terrorism and must also be on maximum alert. I would like to praise the level-headedness that Israel’s citizens have shown both in recent days and today.”
Clashes in East Jerusalem after weeks of tensions at Aqsa Mosque, stabbing attack in Old City (@activestills) pic.twitter.com/2uejfc9r2a— +972 Magazine (@972mag) October 5, 2015
As news of the attacks reached the Israeli West Bank settlement of Dar Selah, settlers tried to break through police lines to attack a nearby Palestinian village.
As violence spreads across the West Bank, Israel Defence Force (IDF) officers disguised as Palestinians are mingling with stone throwing youths in order to make arrests.
The Palestinian Red Crescent says scores of Palestinians have been injured in day of violence.