Palestinian attempts stabbing, shot by Israeli forces

Israeli security forces gather at the site where a Palestinian attempted to stab Israeli police near the site known to Muslims as the Ibrahimi Mosque and to Jews as the Tomb of the Patriarchs in the West Bank town of Hebron on May 4, 2017. (AFP)
Updated 04 May 2017
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Palestinian attempts stabbing, shot by Israeli forces

JERUSALEM: A Palestinian attempted to stab Israeli police near a flashpoint holy site in Hebron in the occupied West Bank on Thursday and was shot and wounded, Israeli authorities said.
The incident occurred near the site known to Muslims as the Ibrahimi Mosque and to Jews as the Cave of the Patriarchs in the tense city, where several hundred Israeli settlers live under heavy guard among some 200,000 Palestinians.
“Officers responded when the suspect approached them armed with a knife,” Israeli police said in a statement.
“The terrorist was shot and the area closed off.”
The Palestinian is from the Hebron area, police said.
An Israeli hospital treating him described the Palestinian as a 25-year-old man in light to moderate condition.
A wave of unrest which erupted in October 2015 has claimed the lives of 261 Palestinians, 41 Israelis, two Americans, one Jordanian, an Eritrean, a Sudanese and a Briton, according to an AFP count.
Most of the Palestinians killed were carrying out knife, gun or car-ramming attacks, Israeli authorities say.
Others were shot dead during protests or clashes, while some were killed in Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip.
The violence has greatly subsided in recent months.


Yemen army makes strategic advances against Houthis

Updated 8 min 45 sec ago
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Yemen army makes strategic advances against Houthis

  • The Yemeni army also clashed with Houthi militia in Taiz
  • Several Houthis were killed during the fighting

DUBAI: The Yemeni army has continued in its advances against the Houthis, liberating strategic areas in Saada that were strong-holds of the militia, the armed forces media center said Thursday.

Backed by the Saudi-led Arab coalition, the army advanced in the western part of Saada province, northwestern Yemen, making gains in Baqem district.

The forces also liberated Mount Al-Omani during the attack.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the Yemeni army clashed with Houthi militia in Taiz, where dozens of Houthis died and several others were injured.

The Yemeni army also attacked Houthi posts in other areas in Taiz, killing 11 and wounding several others, Colonel Hamid Al-Khalidi told the Yemen News Agency.