Thu, 22 Apr 2021

JERUSALEM, March 8 (Xinhua) -- Israel's army reported on Monday two stabbing attacks carried out by Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

The first incident took place overnight near the Palestinian city of Tubas in northeastern West Bank, when Israeli troops raided the area to capture a suspect, an Israeli military spokesperson said in a statement.

A Palestinian man attempted to stab one of the Israeli soldiers and lightly got his hand wounded. The soldier pushed the assailant away from him and a commander who was at the scene "shot the assailant and neutralized him," read the statement.

The condition of the knifeman remained unclear, but the army told Xinhua that he was taken to a Palestinian hospital for medical care.

Later, in Sde Efraim Farm, a Jewish settlement south of Qalqilya city, a female armed with a knife "infiltrated into the farm and attempted to stab the wife of the farm owner," according to an army statement.

"The attacker was neutralized by the residents of the farm," the statement added.

The West Bank was captured by Israel during the 1967 Middle East war. Israel has kept its control over the area despite international criticism.

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