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Israeli Arab attacks tourists in Jaffa

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JERUSALEM, July 22 (JTA) — At least 10 people were

injured Tuesday night in Jaffa after an Israeli Arab drove his car into a

group of tourists, and then attacked the British and Canadian visitors with a sword.

The man, in his early 30s, was reported to be a supporter of Hamas from Nazareth. An off-duty border policeman detained the assailant in the incident near Tel Aviv. Israeli police said the suspect was refusing to cooperate and was claiming that he could not remember what happened. Earlier Tuesday, a Palestinian woman stabbed and moderately wounded an Israeli border police guard near the Jewish settlement of Netzarim in the Gaza Strip. Palestinian police prevented Israeli security forces from capturing her. A Palestinian liaison officer said that Palestinian police apprehended the woman, who was reportedly released from a mental institution last week.

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