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20 Nov 2018 | 06:28 PM UTC

Israel/Palestinian Terr.: Palestinian stabs Israeli in West Bank Nov. 20

Palestinian man stabs and wounds Israeli near Beit Jala (West Bank) November 20; assailant surrenders to Israeli authorities

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Event

A Palestinian man stabbed and wounded an Israeli man near Beit Jala (West Bank) on Tuesday, November 20. The assailant reportedly surrendered to Israeli authorities on Tuesday evening (local time) after fleeing the scene after the attack.

Context

Palestinians have occasionally carried out stabbing attacks targeting Israelis in Jerusalem and the West Bank in recent years.

Advice

Individuals present in Israel and the Palestinian Territories are advised to monitor developments to the situation. Due to the underlying terrorist threat, travelers in Israel, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip are advised to report any suspicious objects or behavior to the authorities. Some Western governments advise their citizens against all travel to the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and areas near the Israeli-Lebanese, Israeli-Syrian, and Israeli-Egyptian borders.

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