Violence flares up between Israelis and Palestinians

Student wounded after stabbing in Jerusalem, and soldier injured in Tel Aviv attack, which leaves attacker dead.

Israeli members of the Zaka Rescue and Recovery team are seen through a building''s window as they work at the scene of a stabbing attack in Kiryat Gat
Israeli medics at the scene of a stabbing incident that left a soldier lightly injured before the Palestinian assailant was shot dead by police [Reuters]

An Israeli student has been stabbed and critically wounded in Jerusalem and another person stabbed in Tel Aviv as tensions between Israelis and Palestinians continue to rise. 

The 25-year-old Yeshiva student was stabbed in his upper body at Ammunition Hill in occupied East Jerusalem on Thursday, in the fourth such incident to take place in a 24-hour period, according to local media reports. 

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The alleged attacker, a 19-year-old Palestinian from East Jerusalem, was detained by police at the site of the incident.

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“Police have him apprehended and he is being questioned,” Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told Al Jazeera. 

In a separate incident a female Israeli soldier was stabbed with a screwdriver in Tel Aviv, and the perpetrator was shot dead according to the Israeli military. 

Stabbing attacks

On Wednesday, three similar stabbing attacks were carried out. 

In East Jerusalem’s Old City, an Israeli man was reportedly stabbed and injured by Shurooq Dweiyat, a 19-year-old Palestinian woman. The man, who was lightly injured shot and critically injured her. Dweiyat says the Israeli man attacked her. 

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Another Palestinian, 20-year-old Amjad Jundi, was shot and killed by police after stabbing an Israeli soldier and attempting to steal his weapon, Israeli police said.

The soldier sustained light injuries. 

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In Petah Tikva, a city in central Israel, an Israeli man was stabbed outside a local mall on Wednesday evening. He was in stable condition, according to the Israeli daily Haaretz. 

Police detained the suspected attacker, a Palestinian man from the Hebron area of the West Bank. 

1600 Palestinians injured

According to the Palestinian Red Crescent, at least 1,600 Palestinians have been injured since October 3.

Eighty-seven have been injured with live ammunition, and 290 with rubber-coated steel bullets.
On Monday, Abdel Rahman Abdullah, a 13-year-old from the Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem, was shot and killed by Israeli forces, prompting further protests and unrest.
Tensions have been mounting since clashes erupted at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem over access restrictions for Palestinians during Jewish and Muslim holidays
Source: News Agencies