Israeli Teen In Serious Condition After Stabbing by Palestinian

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An 18-year-old Israeli woman is in serious condition after being stabbed by a Palestinian man in the northern Israeli city of Afula.

The teen collapsed Monday afternoon in front of a coffeehouse in the center of the city with stab wounds to her upper body after telling passers-by that she had been stabbed by an Arab man, according to reports.

Police have not determined whether it was a nationalistically motivated terror attack.

Upon arriving at the scene, police identified a man who started to flee and refused calls to stop. Officers fired at his feet, then arrested him and discovered that he was carrying a knife.

The man is in his 30s and lives in the West Bank city of Jenin, according to police.

 

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