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Palestinian man arrested in Jordan Valley over alleged stabbing attack

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)
This undated file picture shows Israeli military forces at the scene of an alleged stabbing attack in the occupied West Bank. (Photo by Anadolu news agency)

Israeli military forces have chased and arrested a Palestinian man in the Jordan Valley over an alleged stabbing attack against a female Israeli soldier. 

The Israeli military alleged in a statement that the suspect in the purported attack approached a female soldier next to the Nevo Camp in the Jordan Valley on Thursday, and attempted to steal her gun.

It further claimed that the Israeli trooper fought back against the assailant and was stabbed during the altercation.

The suspect then snatched the gun and fled, the army said, adding that the Palestinian man was later apprehended and the weapon was retrieved.

The 21-year-old soldier was transferred to the Hadassah University Medical Center in the occupied Jerusalem al-Quds.

She was in moderate condition with a stab wound to her upper body, the hospital said, adding that her condition is stable and she is fully conscious.

Many Palestinians have sustained injuries or lost their lives in similar incidents due to allegations that they attempted stabbing or car-ramming attacks.

Israeli troops have on numerous occasions been caught on camera brutally killing Palestinians, with the videos going viral online and sparking international condemnation.

The Tel Aviv regime has been criticized for its extensive use of lethal force against and extrajudicial killing of Palestinians who do not pose an immediate threat to the occupation forces or to the Israeli settlers.

On June 16, Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian woman in the central part of the occupied West Bank over an alleged car-ramming and stabbing attack.

The Israeli military claimed at the time that the incident occurred near the Palestinian town of Hizme, located seven kilometers from the Old City of Jerusalem al-Quds.

It further alleged that the Palestinian woman tried to run down a group of soldiers who were conducting work along the separation barrier, and then tried to stab them.

The woman was shot and killed. No Israeli troops were injured in the purported incident.

Palestine TV later identified the victim as 29-year-old Palestinian doctor Mai Yousef Afaneh, a resident of Abu Dis village outside Jerusalem al-Quds. 


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