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    Stabbing Attack in West Bank Leaves 2 People Injured – Reports

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A stabbing attack was carried out on Thursday at the Israeli Shomron Regional Council in the West Bank injuring two people, The Times of Israel reported.

    The incident occurred in Hativa Square at the Shomron Regional Council and the victims have been sent to the Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva, The Times of Israel reported.

    One of the injured persons is a 30-year-old reservist while the second one a 26-year-old woman. Israeli security forces are currently searching for an attacker, who fled the scene.

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    As the Maan news agency reported later,  citing the Palestinian Prisoner's Society (PPS), six Palestinians including women were detained by Israeli security forces in the West Bank. Three Palestinians were detained in the district of Tulkarem, one in the district of Nablus and two more in the district of Jenin. The security forces detained two sisters of Ashraf Naawla, who committed a shooting attack earlier this week.

    During the raids, the Israeli forces reportedly confiscated various items and damaged personal belongings.

    The attack in the territory comes a month after a 17-year-old Palestinian stabbed a 40-year-old man to death. Addressing the issue, an Israel Defense Forces' (IDF) spokesperson said that they considered the incident to be a terrorist act.

    The West Bank along with the Gaza Strip are two Palestinian territories that are struggling to create an independent state from Israel with the latter refusing to recognize it.

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