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Israeli man stabs four Palestinians in Dimona

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Israeli forces and settlers are seen near the Palestinian town of Beit Sahour in the West Bank, October 7, 2015. (Photo by AFP)

An Israeli man has stabbed four Palestinians in Dimona in the Negev desert, reports say.

The attack took place in Dimona, located in the south of the occupied Palestinian territories, on Friday, the Palestinian Ma’an News Agency reported.

The assailant, who has been detained, first attacked a 35-year-old Bedouin laborer before fleeing the scene and stabbing another three Palestinian workers, all reported to be in their 50s, according to the report.

Also on Friday, a Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli police at a gateway to the city of al-Khalil (Hebron) in the southern West Bank.

Violence continued

According to reports, the suspect was a Dimona resident, who was “known to police.”

The incident followed the death of a 20-year-old Palestinian male from gunshot wounds he had sustained during clashes with Israeli troops in al-Quds (Jerusalem) on Thursday.

On Monday, a 13-year-old Palestinian teenager, identified as Abdel Rahman Abdullah, was also shot dead in the chest by Israeli troops at the Aida refugee camp north of the city of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank.

The Palestine Red Crescent Society said in a statement late on Sunday that at least three Palestinians had been killed and 400 others wounded in clashes with Israeli forces and settlers in the occupied territory over the previous 24 hours.

Palestinians take cover as Israeli security forces throw stun grenades during clashes in al-Quds (Jerusalem)’s Old City outside the al-Aqsa Mosque compound on October 2, 2015. (Photo by AFP)

 

The clashes come amid increasing confrontation between Israelis and Palestinians, which were triggered by Tel Aviv’s imposition on August 26 of sweeping restrictions on entries into the compound of the al-Aqsa Mosque and Israeli settlers’ repeated stormings of the mosque.

Also on Thursday, the Israeli regime banned Palestinian men under the age of 50 from attending Friday prayers at the mosque, which is located in East al-Quds (Jerusalem).

UN ‘concerned’

UN High Commissioner for Human Right Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein on Thursday expressed extreme concern over the escalation of the tensions in the occupied territories, urging an end to the violence.

The UN official also warned about the rising number of the Palestinians injured by live ammunition, rubber bullets and tear gas.


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