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Criminal stabbing attack leaves one lightly wounded in Jerusalem's Old City

Des gardes-frontières israéliens après une attaque au couteau contre des policiers perpétrée par une Palestinienne à l'entrée de la vieille ville de Jérusalem, le 7 mai 2017
Menahem KAHANA (AFP)
Police report the stabbing was likely due to a fight that escalated between two individuals

A 30 year-old ultra-Orthodox Jewish man was lightly wounded in a stabbing attack near the Lion's Gate in Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday, Israeli police reported.

Initial reports indicate the attack was criminal in nature. Israeli police reported that the stabbing was likely the result of a dispute that escalated between two individuals.

No other injuries have been reported.

Jerusalem's Old City has often been the site of violence since a wave of unrest that broke out in October 2015, which has claimed the lives of 264 Palestinians, 41 Israelis, two Americans, two Jordanians, an Eritrean, a Sudanese and a Briton, according to an AFP count.

Most were killed while carrying out knife, gun, or car-ramming attacks, Israel says. Others were shot dead during violent protests or clashes with Israeli security forces.

Last week, a Jordanian Man was shot dead after he stabbed an Israeli police officer in the Old City.  

A week earlier, a Palestinian woman tried to stab passersby near Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City. She was shot and subdued, with no further casualties.

Later on Saturday, Israeli security forces arrested a Palestinian teen armed with a knife at Qalandia Checkpoint, north of Jerusalem in the West Bank, the Jerusalem Post reported. 

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