National & World News

Feb 7, 3:00 AM EST

Police: Israeli soldier stabbed in southern Israel


Multimedia
Assault on Gaza: Mapping the attacks
Gaza assault takes its toll on children
A closer look at Hamas
Latest News
Police: Israeli soldier stabbed in southern Israel

Anger at Arab Israeli MPs who met relatives of attackers

'Gay conversion' therapists find safe haven in Israel

Top Israeli general calls IS 'our enemy'

AP PHOTOS: Deep in Israel desert, shimmering glass mountains

PHOTO GALLERY
AP Photo

Conflict in the Middle East

Buy AP Photo Reprints
Interactive
West Bank road

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police say a soldier has been stabbed in southern Israel.

Police spokeswoman Luba Samri says the soldier was standing near the central bus station in the southern city of Ashkelon Sunday when he was stabbed in his torso. He was lightly wounded. The stabber was shot and apprehended.

The stabbing is the latest in five months of near-daily Palestinian assaults, mainly stabbings, against Israeli civilians and security personnel that have killed 27 Israelis. Some 155 Palestinians, the majority of whom Israel says were attackers, were killed by Israeli fire during that time. The rest died in clashes with Israeli security forces.

Israel says the violence is fueled by a campaign of Palestinian incitement. Palestinians say it stems from frustration at decades of occupation.

© 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

 

HamptonRoads.com

PilotOnline.com