woman stabs Israeli, shot by security forces
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[December 01, 2014]
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Palestinian
woman stabbed an Israeli in the occupied West Bank on Monday and was
then shot and wounded by security forces, the military and police said.
Violence in Israel and the Palestinian territories has risen in
the past months. Attacks carried out by Palestinians have killed 11
Israelis. Twelve Palestinians have been killed, including several of
The latest incident occurred in the Etzion bloc of Jewish
settlements near Jerusalem. The Israeli was lightly wounded.
A military spokesman said the Israeli was a civilian and that
security forces "overcame the suspect and transferred her for
further medical assistance".
A police spokeswoman said the Palestinian woman who carried out the
attack was shot. Reuters witnesses saw her being taken to
Jerusalem's Hadassah hospital. A hospital spokeswoman said she was
In July, a Palestinian youth was burned to death by Jewish
attackers, allegedly in revenge for the killing of three Israeli
teens by Palestinian militants in the West Bank in June.
A 50-day war that began in July between Israel and Hamas militants
in the Gaza Strip resulted in the deaths of more than 2,100
Palestinians, many of them civilians, as well as 67 Israeli soldiers
and six civilians on the Israeli side.
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Tensions have also risen in past weeks over access to a Jerusalem
religious site holy to both Muslims and Jews, triggering Palestinian
(Writing by Maayan Lubell; Editing by Jeffrey Heller and Alison
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