Published: Sat, July 28, 2018
Global Media | By Jackie Banks

BriefOne Israeli dead and two wounded in stabbing attack north of Jerusalem

BriefOne Israeli dead and two wounded in stabbing attack north of Jerusalem

Israeli troopers entered Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque, the third-holiest shrine in Islam, and carried out arrests on Friday in what police described as a pursuit of youths who had lobbed rocks and fireworks during clashes with its forces outside.

Two other stabbing victims in the attack are expected to survive.

Israeli army spokesman Jonathan Conricus said that around 8.50PM local time the assailant jumped over the fence that surrounded the settlement and stabbed two passers-by.

The victim has been named as Yotam Ovadia, 31, while his attacker has been named as Mohammed Dar Youssef, 17, from nearby Kubar village, according to Palestinian media.

"The best answer to terrorism is the expansion of settlements", Lieberman tweeted.

Hamas' armed wing, the al-Qassam Brigades, said earlier Thursday that Israel "must pay a high price with its blood" making an apparent reference to the three killed Palestinians. Eyewitnesses in Adam reported seeing a suspicious vehicle leaving the settlement shortly after the attack.

Palestinian demonstrators gather during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border, in the southern Gaza Strip July 27, 2018.

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More than 600,000 Jews live in about 140 settlements built since Israel's 1967 occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

All Israeli settlement construction in the occupied West Bank is considered illegal by the worldwide community.

Jason Greenblatt, President Donald Trump's special envoy to the Middle East, called on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to condemn the attack.

Israeli artillery strikes on Gaza on Wednesday have left three Palestinians dead, the besieged enclave's health ministry told AFP.

Hamas, the Islamist group that rules the Palestinian Gaza Strip, praised the attack.

The attack came after a period of relative calm in the West Bank, although there has been recurrent violence between the Israeli army and Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip in which at least 154 Palestinians have been killed since late March.

In response, the army says it targeted seven Hamas military posts with tank fire.

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