Three Israelis die in knife attack on bus in Jerusalem

Knife attacks on bus by Palestinians continue in occupied territories

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Three killed, 20 injured in Jerusalem attacks, October 13,2015.

As violence intensifies in the occupied territories in Palestine, a Palestinian was shot after stabbing several passengers on a bus in Jerusalem on Tuesday, leaving three dead and at least twenty wounded.  

The two attackers, who wounded twenty Israelis, six of whom seriously injured, were "shot and neutralised" inside the vehicle by the Israeli police.

In another part of the city, a Palestinian ran over three people at a bus station and then stabbed them with a knife, ended up getting shot by police later on.

Series of knife attacks have left three alleged Palestinian attackers dead and several more Israelis and Palestinians injured.

Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld wrote on his twitter account that four stabbing incidents occurred in Jerusalem on Monday, saying a Palestinian assailant was shot dead on Monday night after stabbing an Israeli soldier on a bus entering Jerusalem and the soldier was injured.

The incident is also approved by the Palestinian Authority's Ministry of Health on Facebook saying that the killed man's "identity is still unknown."

Israeli police killed one of the alleged Palestinian attackers and injured the other, while a Palestinian woman was arrested and taken to the hospital after reportedly stabbing an Israeli officer near a police station earlier in the day.

An 18-year-old Palestinian man Mustafa Adel al Khatib was also shot and heavily wounded while trying to stab an Israeli border police officer.

Since October, at least 27 Palestinians have been killed and nearly 1,990 have been injured by Israeli forces, the Palestinian Authority's ministry of health reported while four Israelis have been killed and at least 67 injured by Palestinians.

On Sunday, a Palestinian teenager Ahmad Sharaka was shot dead during the clashes by Israeli forces at a checkpoint near Ramallah city.

After weeks of protests fuelled by tensions over Al Aqsa Mosque compound, frustration has turned into violence as Israel keeps to build Jewish-only settlements throughout the West Bank in ignorance of international law.

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu accused some groups of the violent stabbing incidents, including the “Islamic Movement” that is responsible with religious and educational services for Muslims in Israel.

An “Islamic Movement” local leader was detained on Friday in Rahat who was suspected of organising a group that vandalised public property in the town, Israeli police reported.

TRTWorld and agencies