Palestinian stabs Israeli soldier at West Bank checkpoint: witnesses
A Palestinian teenager on Tuesday attacked an Israeli soldier with a knife at a checkpoint near the West Bank city of Nablus, said witnesses, Xinhua reported.
The witnesses said that a boy, around 15 years old, was seen stabbing the soldier in his left shoulder at Hawara checkpoint in the south of Nablus city.
Israeli medical sources said the soldier was lightly wounded. Ambulances arrived to the roadblock which Israel closed before the Palestinian travelers. The soldiers arrested the assailant, according to the witnesses.
Shortly before this incident, an Israeli car came under fire from Palestinian gunmen in the east of Qalqilya town. No casualties were reported, an Israeli army statement claimed.
The attacks came after a Jewish man killed a Palestinian resident of Jerusalem in a shootout in the holy city Tuesday morning.
Earlier, the Israeli army raided various parts of the West Bank and arrested 13 Palestinians, the Israeli radio reported.
The raids were conducted around midnight and focused on the outskirts of Ramallah city and Tulkarem, the report added.
The detainees were sent for interrogation for being involved in taking part or planning attacks against Israeli targets, according to the radio.
The Israeli forces roll in the West Bank almost on daily basis, chasing down wanted Palestinians. But the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) said that these raids violate security agreements.