Saturday, 22 July 2017

Three Israelis civilians stabbed to death in West Bank attack



Three Israeli civilians have been stabbed to death in a settlement near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.

 
Another Israeli was wounded in the attack in Halamish. The Israeli army says the attacker was shot and caught.


The attack came near the end of a day of clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces over new security measures at a Jerusalem holy site.


Three Palestinians were killed and hundreds were hurt in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.


Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said he is freezing all contacts with Israel after it installed metal detectors at the site, known to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif and to Jews as the Temple Mount.
Israel says the extra security is needed after two Israeli policemen were killed near the site a week ago.




BBC     News.