The Latest: Israel: Palestinian stabs policeman at crossing

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Posted: Oct 17, 2015 1:49 PM
The Latest: Israel: Palestinian stabs policeman at crossing

JERUSALEM (AP) — The latest developments in a wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence (all times local).

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8:40 p.m.

Israeli police say a policeman has been stabbed by a Palestinian assailant on the outskirts of Jerusalem, in what would be the fifth such attack in one day.

Police say the attack occurred at the Qalandia crossing between the city and the West Bank, lightly wounding a member of the paramilitary border police.

The assailant was shot in Saturday night's incident. There were no further details.

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7:30 p.m.

Israeli authorities are reporting another stabbing by a Palestinian assailant in the volatile West Bank city of Hebron.

The Israeli military says the attacker stabbed a soldier and was quickly shot. There was no word on the attacker's condition.

The army says the soldier was moderately wounded in the Saturday night incident.

It was the third such incident of the day in Hebron, a tense city where hundreds of Jewish settlers live in heavily guarded enclaves amid tens of thousands of Palestinians.

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12:45 p.m.

New York City's mayor, Bill De Blasio, has kicked off a visit to Israel at a time of heightened tensions after weeks of Israeli-Palestinian violence.

The mayor met his Tel Aviv counterpart, Ron Huldai, in the seaside city on Saturday before attending an event at a mixed Jewish and Palestinian school.

Later Saturday, he was to travel to Jerusalem to meet that city's mayor, as well as victims of recent Palestinian stabbing attacks at a hospital.

Violence continued Saturday, with Israeli police reporting new stabbing attempts or attacks in the West Bank and Jerusalem. Three Palestinians identified by Israel as attackers were shot dead.

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12:15 p.m.

Israeli police say a female officer shot dead a Palestinian woman who stabbed her in the West Bank city of Hebron.

Police spokeswoman Luba Samri says the Palestinian woman stabbed the officer at a border police base, lightly injuring her hand, before the officer shot her dead.

It was the second deadly confrontation of the day in Hebron, where the military says an Israeli pedestrian shot dead a Palestinian who tried to stab him. A Palestinian teenager was shot dead in Jerusalem by police, who say he drew a knife on them.

A few hundred Jewish settlers live among tens of thousands of Palestinians in the West Bank city of Hebron, which has a long history of tensions.

Over the past month, eight Israelis have been killed in Palestinian attacks, most of them stabbings. In that time, 34 Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire, including 17 labeled by Israel as attackers, and the rest in clashes with Israeli troops.

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10:05 a.m.

Israeli officials say two Palestinians who were shot while trying to stab Israelis in Jerusalem and the West Bank have died of their wounds.

Police spokeswoman Luba Samri says a 16-year-old Palestinian drew a knife on officers when they approached him in Jerusalem and asked for identification. She says the officers opened fire and killed him.

Earlier on Saturday, in the West Bank city of Hebron. Israel's military says an Israeli pedestrian shot and wounded a Palestinian who tried to stab him. The alleged attacker later died of his wounds.

Over the past month, eight Israelis have been killed in Palestinian attacks, most of them stabbings. In that time, 33 Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire, including 16 labeled by Israel as attackers, and the rest in clashes with Israeli troops.

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9:40 a.m.

Israeli police say officers shot a Palestinian in Jerusalem who tried to stab them.

Police spokeswoman Luba Samri says officers approached a Palestinian who then pulled out a knife and tried to stab them. The officers opened fire and seriously wounded the assailant.

Earlier on Saturday, in the West Bank city of Hebron. Israel's military says an Israeli pedestrian shot and wounded a Palestinian who tried to stab him.

Over the past month, eight Israelis have been killed in Palestinian attacks, most of them stabbings. In that time, 31 Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire, including 14 labeled by Israel as attackers, and the rest in clashes with Israeli troops.

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9:15 a.m.

The Israeli military says an Israeli in the West Bank has shot a Palestinian who tried to stab him.

Saturday's incident took place in a Jewish neighborhood of Hebron, a frequent flashpoint where a few hundred Jews live in close proximity to tens of thousands of Palestinians.

The military says the Israeli shot and wounded the Palestinian before the man could harm him. The Palestinian was being evacuated for treatment.

Over the past month, eight Israelis were killed in Palestinian attacks, most of them stabbings. In that time, 31 Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire, including 14 labeled by Israel as attackers, and the rest in clashes with Israeli troops.