6 zionist settlers injured in two separate attacks
Three Israeli settlers were injured yesterday afternoon in a stabbing attack next to a bus station in Rishon Lezion south of Tel Aviv.
One of the reported injured was taken to hospital in serious condition.
Israeli Yediot Aharanot newspaper said a Palestinian suspect was arrested after being shot and injured during the attack.
The three Israelis were injured in an attack that began on a bus and continued into the street in Rishon LeZion at the end of the afternoon, the newspaper said.
Israeli media reported that the suspect had been wounded by Israeli forces before he was arrested.
The Palestinian detainee was identified as Imad Trada, 19, from al-Khalil (Hebron).
Earlier Monday, a Palestinian man was shot and injured after he allegedly stabbed three Israeli settlers in Netanya city, north of Tel Aviv.
The Palestinian has been identified as Ziyad Ridha, 22, from Balaa village east of Tulkarem in the northern occupied West Bank.
The three injured Israelis suffered minor and moderate wounds, Israeli sources said.
More than 70 Palestinians have been killed and over 1200 others injured by Israeli forces since the outbreak of Jerusalem Intifada early October 2015. The majority of those killed were unarmed, and the number includes two babies under age two.
Despite Israeli claims of a widespread wave of ‘knife attacks’ by Palestinians against Israelis, many of the alleged knife attacks were later disproved by video evidence and eyewitness accounts. There have also been several proven incidents of Israeli soldiers planting knives on the bodies of Palestinians they had killed.