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    Israeli Civilian Stabbed in West Bank Amid Israeli-Palestinian Tensions

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    An Israeli citizen was seriously injured in stabbing attack in Kiryat Arba, West Bank, according to the Israeli Defense Forces.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – An Israeli citizen was attacked Thursday with a knife in West Bank’s Kiryat Arba region amid the tensions between Palestinians and Israelis, the Israeli Defense Forces announced.

    "Israeli civilian seriously injured in stabbing attack in Kiryat Arba. Forces searching area for assailant," the IDF said on Twitter.

    Tensions from last month's clashes in the East Jerusalem Temple Mount complex, which houses the Al-Aqsa Mosque, considered the third holiest site in Islam, have continued into October.

    Earlier in the day, four Israelis were injured in a stabbing attack in central Tel Aviv, while another Israeli civilian was gravely injured after being stabbed in the Jerusalem train station. On Wednesday, Palestinians carried out three more stabbing attacks on the Israelis.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled his visit to Germany scheduled for Thursday to discuss the latest escalation of Palestinian-Israeli violence with the country's security forces.

    Palestine seeks the recognition of its independent state on the territories of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip — lands occupied by Israel since 1967 Six-Day War.

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