Two Israelis were wounded, one of them critically, in a stabbing attack near the Al-Khalil Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem.
The attack is considered the second retaliation to the humiliation of five Palestinian women in the city of Al-Khalil (Hebron) in the West Bank.
Aljazeera Net reported that Israeli occupation forces arrested a 17-year-old resident of East Jerusalem for allegedly carrying out the attack.
Following the news, the Hamas spokesman said that the resistance operation was a natural response to the crimes of the Israeli occupation.
BREAKING | At least one Jewish settler was reportedly injured following a stabbing operation in the Old City of #Jerusalem.
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— The Palestine Chronicle (@PalestineChron) September 6, 2023
Several Palestinian attacks were reported in Jericho and other Palestinian cities as a response to an Israeli-led investigation that highlighted the Israeli army abuse of several Palestinian women in Al-Khalil.
According to an investigation conducted by the Israeli rights group, B’Tselem, and reports by Israeli newspaper Haaretz, Israeli soldiers forced Palestinian women to undress, while attacking them using army dogs.
Various Palestinian groups, including the Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas, have vowed revenge.
“This shall prove to be a watershed moment in an already escalating resistance throughout Palestine,” Palestinian journalist and editor of The Palestine Chronicle Ramzy Baroud said.
“For Palestinian culture, the humiliation of women and mothers is a great and unforgivable offense, and all Palestinian groups are expected to shoulder the responsibility of responding to the violations of women’s rights,” he added.
At least 13 Palestinians were arrested in various parts of the West Bank, especially in the city of Al-Khalil, on Tuesday night..
For months, the West Bank has been witnessing a severe escalation as a result of the Israeli army’s incursions into Palestinian cities and towns.
On Tuesday, an Israeli soldier was wounded and a Palestinian was killed on Tuesday in an exchange of fire north of the city of Jericho in the Jordan Valley.
(The Palestine Chronicle, AJA)