Palestinians stab 80-year-old woman, others in 2 separate attacks in Israel

A Palestinian stabbed and wounded a 70-year-old man in northern Israel before being shot by officers, police said Monday just hours after another Palestinian knifed several people, including an 80-year-old woman, in a stabbing spree near Tel Aviv, the latest attacks in more than a month of violence.

JERUSALEM — A Palestinian stabbed and wounded a 70-year-old man in northern Israel before being shot by officers, police said Monday just hours after another Palestinian knifed several people, including an 80-year-old woman, in a stabbing spree near Tel Aviv, the latest attacks in more than a month of violence.

The attacks came after Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian who they say tried to stab a soldier in the West Bank.

A Palestinian stabbed and wounded a 70-year-old Israeli man, seriously wounding him as he walked down the street in the northern city of Netanya, police said Monday evening before he was shot and wounded by police.

Earlier, Israeli police said a Palestinian stabbed an 80-year-old woman in the back on a street in Rishon Lezion near Tel Aviv Monday afternoon and then stabbed a man in the chest before continuing to run down the street and carrying out another attack. Police Spokeswoman Luba Samri said that after stabbing the first two Israelis, the Palestinian, a 19-year-old from the West Bank city of Hebron, tried to enter a clothing shop but a woman in the store slammed a door on him. The Palestinian then went into a cosmetics store and stabbed another man. Bystanders managed to tackle and apprehend the attacker. Police then arrived on motorcycles and detained him.

Yitzhak Scharf of Assaf HaRofeh Medical Center said that 80-year-old woman was stabbed in the back and waist and sustained damage to blood vessels and fractured her hip. A 40-year-old man was stabbed multiple times in the chest. Another person was lightly wounded he said.

The military said the earlier incident in the West Bank was the third attempted stabbing near the checkpoint between the West Bank and Israel in recent weeks. After soldiers approached two Palestinians at a gas station, one attempted to stab a soldier with a knife before the soldiers shot him, the army said.

Forces treated the wounded Palestinian at the scene, the army said, but he died of his wounds. Palestinian officials said he was 16 years old. The other Palestinian was arrested. The official Palestinian news agency Wafa said he was wounded in the incident.

Video later emerged of a Palestinian smashing a female tour guide over the head with a bottle and then running away outside Jerusalem’s Old City. Police said they later apprehended the Palestinian.

A series of Palestinian attacks linked to tensions over a sensitive Jerusalem holy site began in mid-September. In addition to the near-daily attacks, violent demonstrations have erupted in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, with Palestinian stone-throwers clashing with Israeli troops.

Eleven Israelis have been killed in Palestinian attacks, mostly stabbings. Sixty-nine Palestinians have died by Israeli fire, including 43 who Israel says were involved in attacks or attempted attacks.

Israel says the outburst of violence is the result of Palestinian incitement. Palestinians say the violence stems from a lack of hope for gaining independence after years of failed peace efforts.

In the West Bank city of Ramallah on Monday, Palestinian security forces held a military salute at a funeral ceremony for two Palestinians killed by Israeli fire. One had tried to grab a soldier’s rifle in Jerusalem, and the other had tried to stab a soldier at a West Bank checkpoint, according to the Israeli military.

The Palestinian Authority has been holding official funeral parades in recent weeks in order to prevent militant groups like Hamas from using such ceremonies to whip up popular support, a senior Palestinian security official said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the practice.

Just Posted

Drug bust: Red Deer RCMP seize drugs, cash, vehicles

Criminals are getting creative. Red Deer RCMP have seized cash and vehicles… Continue reading

Red Deer Dream Centre opponents won’t appeal its approval

Red Deer’s subdivision and development appeal board approves project

Tough economy reflected in central Alberta municipal budgets

Municipal councils are keeping tax rate increases low to provide some economic relief

Proposed Red Deer 2020 operating budget would require a 2.5 per cent tax increase

A recommended $385.7 million budget will be discussed next month by council

Jason Kenney’s approval rating down: poll

A new poll shows Premier Jason Kenney’s honeymoon may be ending. The… Continue reading

Your community calendar

Friday The Annual Old-Fashioned Country Christmas is being held Dec. 13 at… Continue reading

Survey results suggest Ponoka residents are happy to live in the town

Survey interviewed 400 randomly selected residents

Extension of Molly Bannister Drive is unwanted

Re: “Survey seeks public input on contentious plan,” Dec. 11. Congratulations to… Continue reading

Opinion by Joe Ceci: Jason Kenney is raising your taxes and hoping you won’t know it’s him

Re: “Rural Alberta RCMP detachments getting 500 new positions,” Dec. 5. Jason… Continue reading

Hamilton welder to carry Canada colours at World Darts Championship in London

Canadian Matt Campbell is expecting a wild scene when he takes centre… Continue reading

More rowers come forward with complaints about coach, criticism of UVic

Sarah Craven had her sights set on the Olympics. The 21-year-old was… Continue reading

Eastwood on ‘Richard Jewell,’ criticism and finding stories

LOS ANGELES — For his film “Richard Jewell,” Clint Eastwood takes aim… Continue reading

Ryan Reynolds says he related to Peloton actress’ plight

NEW YORK — Ryan Reynolds says he relates to the social media… Continue reading

Most Read