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12 October 2018 - 13:57
News ID: 440990
Rasa - An Israeli army reservist and a settler have sustained injuries after being purportedly stabbed by a Palestinian man in the northern part of the West Bank as tensions continue in the occupied Palestinian territories in the wake of US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital.
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RNA - Israeli media outlets claimed that the unidentified Palestinian stabbed a 32 year-old reservist, who had been standing at a bus stop near Maskit Junction outside the Samaria Territorial Brigade base, on Thursday afternoon. The soldier was moderately wounded in the upper body.


Israeli soldiers and settlers in the area tried to overcome the Palestinian, with troops opening fire towards him as he fled the scene.


A 26-year-old Israeli woman was lightly wounded in the leg by shrapnel.


According to Press TV, Israel's emergency and rescue service, Magen David Adom, said both the soldier and the settler were transferred to Rabin Medical Center-Beilinson Campus in Petah Tikva fully conscious.


Israeli forces are in pursuit of the Palestinian man, who reportedly managed to escape toward the town of Huwwarah, south of Nablus.


The dramatic shift in Washington’s policy vis-à-vis Jerusalem al-Quds on December 6 last year has triggered demonstrations in the occupied Palestinian territories, Iran, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, Algeria, Iraq, Morocco and other Muslim countries.


On December 21 last year, the United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly voted in favor of a resolution that calls on the US to withdraw its controversial recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israeli “capital.”


In an attempt to prevent the passing of the resolution, Trump threatened reprisals against countries that backed the measure, which had earlier faced a US veto at the UN Security Council.


On June 13, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution, sponsored by Turkey and Algeria, condemning Israel for Palestinian civilian deaths in the Gaza Strip.


The resolution, which had been put forward on behalf of Arab and Muslim countries, garnered a strong majority of 120 votes in the 193-member assembly, with eight votes against and 45 abstentions.


The resolution called on UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to make proposals within 60 days “on ways and means for ensuring the safety, protection, and well-being of the Palestinian civilian population under Israeli occupation,” including “recommendations regarding an international protection mechanism.”


It also called for “immediate steps towards ending the closure and the restrictions imposed by Israel on movement and access into and out of the Gaza Strip.”



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