Palestinian arrested in Tel Aviv after stabbing Israeli soldier

 Palestinian arrested in Tel Aviv after stabbing Israeli soldier. TEL AVIV, Israel,  Less than a week after another stabbing attack in the same area of Tel Aviv, an Israeli soldier was attacked by a knife-wielding 17-year-old on Monday, sustaining minor injuries.

PalestinianIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tours the scene where a gunman opened fire January 2, 2016 in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv at a popular bar. The city has seen a plethora of attacks this year, including two stabbing attacks in the last five days. Pool Photo by Heidi Levine/UPI | License Photo-arrested-in-Tel-Aviv-after-stabbing-Israeli-soldier
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tours the scene where a gunman opened fire January 2, 2016 in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv at a popular bar. The city has seen a plethora of attacks this year, including two stabbing attacks in the last five days. Pool Photo by Heidi Levine/UPI | License Photo

An Israeli soldier was stabbed in the shoulder down the street from the Israeli Defense Forces headquarters, receiving treatment at a nearby hospital for his injuries, Ynet News reported.

Witnesses claimed the 19-year-old soldier was walking down Pri Magadim street when he was attacked.

“I heard a lot of people yelling and I didn’t understand what was happening,” a witness told Ynet. “I saw a soldier and two other people holding sticks. Someone was yelling ‘call the police, there was a terrorist!’ I saw the soldier with his head covered in blood. It happened on the sidewalk, and it seemed as if the soldier was on his way home. His parents came down to the street and were in shock.”

The 17-year-old suspected of the attack yelled “Allahu akbar,” an Arabic phrase meaning “God is great,” according to witnesses, and was later seen fleeing the area before being caught and arrested, according to The Times of Israel.

The attack is one of several in Israel in the last week, including another in Tel Aviv by a man with a screwdriver that resulted in five people being injured and the attackers’ death.

The soldier attacked on Monday was expected to be released after being treated for his injuries, Haaretz reported.

By Stephen Feller

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