Palestinian shot dead after stabbing soldier on Jerusalem bus

Palestinian shot dead after stabbing soldier on Jerusalem bus
# 13 October 2015 03:38 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. A Palestinian was shot dead after stabbing an Israeli soldier and trying to snatch his weapon on a bus near the main entrance to Jerusalem, Israeli police said Monday, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

The incident occurred on a bus on route 138, which goes from Jerusalem to the West Bank settlement of Beitar Illit.

Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the attacker attempted to grab a weapon from a soldier on the bus. As the perpetrator failed to do so, he tried to strangle and stab the soldier.

The Palestinian was then shot dead by security forces on the bus, and the soldier sustained light injuries, rescue services said.

It was the fourth Palestinian attack in Jerusalem on Monday.

Earlier Monday, Israeli forces shot and killed two Palestinians and wounded at least two more, following alleged stabbing attacks in East Jerusalem and the western part of the city.

In the settlement neighborhood of Pisgat Ze'ev, two Palestinian teenagers, aged 13 and 17, stabbed and critically wounded a 13-year-old boy who was riding his bicycle.

They stabbed another man before police shot and killed one of them and a car hit the other, critically injuring him, according to police.

The violence broke out last month with clashes at East Jerusalem's flashpoint al-Aqsa mosque compound and quickly spread throughout the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

Five Israelis have been killed in stabbing or stoning attacks. Hundreds of Palestinians were injured during clashes with Israeli forces or following attacks. At least 25 Palestinians have been killed by Israelis.

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