Teen stabbed in Beersheba and attempted stabbing thwarted by the security forces in West Bank
Police reportedly arrested three suspects for disorderly conduct and assaulting police officers on Tuesday afternoon during a protest against the recent escalation on Ben-Gurion Boulevard, near the University Junction in Beersheba.
One of the protesters who was arrested reportedly stabbed an 18-year-old during clashes that broke out between Jews and Bedouin. The injured teen was evacuated to Soroka Medical Center in the city in moderate-to-serious condition.
One of the policemen who was present at the scene and noticed the incident fired into the air.
Police said the suspect fled and attempted to take shelter in the nearby medical center, but was thwarted with the help of the hospital’s security guards and subsequently arrested.
Another man in his 40s was lightly injured from tear gas at the protest and was also evacuated to Soroka.
Earlier on Tuesday, an attempted terror attack was thwarted in the Samaria region of the West Bank by a fire and rescue volunteer.
According to a statement, the volunteer firefighter spotted a Palestinian woman acting “suspiciously” near Huwara. When he approached her, the woman pulled out a knife and began running toward a bus station.
The volunteer firefighter managed to subdue the woman, tackling her to the ground and calling in the authorities.
The incident comes amid a massive upsurge of violent incidents in the West Bank, including fires from burning tires and Molotov cocktails.