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Israeli border guard stabbed in Jerusalem

Aug. 26, 2015 8:32 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 27, 2015 11:08 A.M.)
Israeli forces at the Damascus Gate in occupied East Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian man stabbed an Israeli border policeman on Wednesday evening near the Damascus Gate in occupied East Jerusalem, witnesses said.

The man reportedly attempted to attack a group of Israeli border police officers before stabbing one.Witnesses told Ma'an that Israeli forces severely beat the Palestinian man causing him injuries before detaining him.

Israeli police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld said that the Israeli border policeman, in his twenties, was stabbed in the leg around 7:00 p.m. by a Palestinian male. The policeman received light injuries and was taken to a hospital in Jerusalem.

Rosenfeld told Ma'an that a knife had been found with the alleged attacker who is currently being held for questioning, and that the attack is under investigation.

An average of two Israelis have been injured by Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Israel since the start of 2015.

Meanwhile, an average of 38 Palestinians have sustained injuries from Israeli military forces in the occupied Palestinian territory since the start of the year. This number does not include violent attacks by Israeli settlers.

Earlier this month Israeli forces shot and killed three Palestinians in separate incidents reportedly following attempted stabbing attacks in the occupied West Bank.

A 22-year-old Palestinian man was shot dead at the Z'atara checkpoint on Aug. 17, and Rafeeq Kamil Rafeeq al-Taj, 21, was shot five times and killed on Aug. 15 near the village of Beita in the Nablus area, both for allegedly carrying out stabbing attacks.

Anas Muntaser Taha, 20, was shot dead on Aug. 9 by Israeli forces after he reportedly took part in a stabbing attack on an Israeli civilian at a gas station on Route 443, southwest of Ramallah.

Palestinian Authority security services criticized Israeli authorities last week saying that the authorities had no evidence against those that the forces killed or injured in response to alleged stabbing attacks.

PA security spokesman Adnan Dmeiri at the time criticized the fact that the army and police force were both the investigators and the "executors" of Palestinians.

Wednesday's attack comes at the end of a tense day in the area around the Damascus gate, where earlier in the day several Palestinians were detained and two journalists were assaulted at the nearby Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

Comments
Tobias / USA
These two peoples are never going to live together in peace, unless Palestinians are given a stronger incentive, than just going to jail and having their house demolished, so
-1- Israel should begin non-lethal ethnic cleansing, and/or
-2- Israel should demolish more houses !!
27/08/2015 06:04
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