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.
Initial report: Israeli civilian seriously injured in stabbing attack in Kiryat Arba. Forces searching area for assailant.— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) October 8, 2015
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.
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.