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Israeli killed in knife attack in central Israel

Police says ‘national motive’ could be behind the stabbing

AbdelRaouf Arnaout   | 26.08.2020
Israeli killed in knife attack in central Israel FILE PHOTO

JERUSALEM

An Israeli was stabbed to death by a knife-wielding Palestinian man in the city of Petah Tikva in central Israel, Israeli police said on Wednesday.


"The results of the investigation say that the suspect, 46, is a resident of Nablus, in the northern West Bank,” police said in a statement.


The statement said the Palestinian suspect was arrested with the knife in his possession.


Police said a “national motive” could be behind the stabbing.


*Bassel Barakat contributed to this report from Ankara

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