Two stabbed in Israeli settlement

Israel Materials 23 October 2008 15:32 (UTC +04:00)

Reports from Jerusalem say a Palestinian man has stabbed at least two Israelis in an attack in a Jewish settlement to the south of the city.

The attacker was detained after being shot and injured by police in the settlement of Gilo, reported BBC.

The condition of those wounded in the incident was not immediately clear.

Gilo is built on West Bank land captured by Israel in 1967, and has been a target for attacks by Palestinian militants in the past.

Police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld said the Palestinian stabbed one of two officers who had stopped him in street.

"The [wounded] policeman fired at the terrorist, but he continued to attack and stabbed a 60-year-old passerby, before he was apprehended," Reuters news agency quoted him as saying.