Tel Aviv detains Palestinian man over alleged stabbing attack
Israeli forces have detained a Palestinian man over alleged stabbing attack amid simmering tensions between Israeli forces and Palestinian demonstrators protesting occupation of their lands.
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Israeli media outlets asserted that an 18-year-old woman sustained serious wounds on Monday afternoon, when an unidentified Palestinian from the occupied West Bank city of Jenin stabbed her in the city of Afula.
The woman, a resident of Afula, purportedly managed to walk a few steps and collapsed next to an Aroma coffee shop. She told people at the scene that a Palestinian man had stabbed her.
“Police shot the suspect in the leg after calling upon him to stop. The suspect was arrested with a knife in his possession,” an unnamed Israeli police spokesperson said.
Israel's Magen David Adom Emergency Medical services said the 18-year-old woman was evacuated to Haemek Hospital in the city with several severe stab wounds to her upper body.
The occupied territories have witnessed new tensions ever since US President Donald Trump on December 6, 2017 announced Washington's recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s “capital” and said the US would move its embassy to the city.
The dramatic decision triggered demonstrations in the occupied Palestinian territories and elsewhere in the world.
The status of Jerusalem al-Quds is the thorniest issue in the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The Palestinians see East Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of their future state.
Moreover, at least 129 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces since the “Great March of Return” began in the Gaza Strip on March 30. Fourteen children are among the fallen Palestinians.
About 13,300 Palestinians also sustained injuries, of whom 300 are in a critical condition.
In a final communiqué issued following an emergency meeting in Istanbul on May 18, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned the May 14 massacre of dozens of Gazans as "savage crimes committed by the Israeli forces with the backing of the US administration."
It also urged the UN to "form an international investigation committee into the recent atrocities in the Gaza Strip, and enable the committee to initiate field investigation."
The OIC further demanded "the international protection of the Palestinian population including through dispatching of international protection force" in the face of "unchecked crimes" committed by the Tel Aviv regime.