Israel detains 2 Palestinians for alleged stabbing attempt

sraeli army forces detained two Palestinians for allegedly trying to stab an Israeli soldier, eyewitnesses said.

Israel detains 2 Palestinians for alleged stabbing attempt
World Bulletin/News Desk
 
Israeli army forces detained two Palestinians in the northern West Bank village of Burin, south of Nablus, for allegedly trying to stab an Israeli soldier, eyewitnesses said.

Israeli soldiers detained two Palestinian youths and took them to an undisclosed location, Rabbis for Human Rights NGO official Zakaria al-Sadah told The Anadolu Agency.

Al-Sadah said that he enquired on the reason for the arrest of the two Palestinians from an Israeli soldier, who told him that they tried to stab another Israeli soldier.

"I tried speaking to the two Palestinians, who told me that they're from the Askar [refugee] camp, after which the soldiers prevented us from talking to them further," he said.

The Israeli army has yet to officially comment on the incident.

The village of Burin has witnessed repeated attacks by Jewish settlers and army troops, who sealed the entrance of the village and set up checkpoints around it.

Tension has run high in the Palestinian territories since Israeli authorities briefly closed East Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in late October following the shooting of an extremist rabbi in West Jerusalem.

The closure of Al-Aqsa, along with the killing by Israeli police of a young Palestinian man suspected of shooting the rabbi, has prompted angry Palestinian protests in East Jerusalem.

Since then, several Israelis have been killed and injured in a spate of separate attacks by Palestinians – both inside Israel and in the occupied territories.

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