JERUSALEM (JTA) – A Palestinian youth attempted to stab an Israeli man at a bus stop in eastern Jerusalem.
The failed attack occurred Sunday afternoon in the Armon Hanatziv neighbourhood. The would-be attacker fled but was caught by Israeli security forces, Israel Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said on Twitter.
Hours earlier, a female Israeli soldier was shot and moderately injured by a sniper at the Cave of the Patriarchs in the West Bank city of Hebron.
The Armon Hanatziv neighborhood was the site of a Rosh Hashanah eve rock attack on a car that left a Jewish-Israeli dead. The attack spurred the recent wave of Palestinian violence on Israelis.
The neighborhood, also known as East Talpiot, also was the site of a shooting attack that left three dead, including a dual American-Israeli citizen, Richard Lakin.