Palestinian stabs two in Jerusalem shop before being shot, Israeli police say

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A Palestinian stabbed and wounded two people in a Jerusalem cosmetics shop on Monday before being shot and wounded by police, Israeli officials said, amid heightened tensions since a prison escape by Palestinian inmates a week ago.

The incident came hours after a Palestinian used a screwdriver to try to stab an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank, the military said, adding that troops shot the man, who was taken to hospital for treatment.

Tensions have been stirred by last Monday’s breakout by six Palestinian militants from the maximum-security Gilboa prison in northern Israel.

Four of the men have since been recaptured. Palestinians view brethren held in Israeli prisons as heroes in a battle against occupation.—Arab News

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