New knife attacks on Israelis as Al-Aqsa measures announced

Attacks and clashes have become near daily occurrences since simmering tensions over Al-Aqsa boiled over in early October.

AFP| Last Updated: Oct 26, 2015, 10:33 AM IST
New knife attacks on Israelis as Al-Aqsa measures announced

Jerusalem: A wave of stabbings left two Israelis wounded and an alleged Palestinian attacker dead Sunday as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed to install more security cameras at the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound in a bid to defuse tensions.

In the occupied West Bank a 17-year-old Palestinian girl was shot dead while allegedly trying to knife Israeli border police and two Israelis were wounded in attempted stabbings, police said.

Another Palestinian was seriously wounded when he was shot several times by an Israeli settler while picking olives, said Palestinian security sources.

Attacks and clashes have become near daily occurrences since simmering tensions over the status of the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem boiled over in early October, leaving dozens dead.

The site is sacred to both Muslims and Jews, making it a powder-keg in the long-running conflict, and Netanyahu on Saturday agreed on new measures to allay Palestinian fears that Israel plans to change rules governing the site.

Netanyahu vowed Jews would still be allowed to visit but not pray at the compound and agreed 24-hour surveillance cameras could be installed, adding these were in Israel's interest.