Israeli Arab attacks youths in Jaffa


JERUSALEM, July 23 (JTA) — At least 10 British youth

were lightly injured Tuesday night in Jaffa after an Israeli Arab drove

his car into the visiting students and attacked them with a sword.The man, in his early 30s, was reported to be a supporter of Hamas from Nazareth. He also stabbed a woman and her child. An off-duty border policeman detained the assailant in the incident near Tel Aviv. Israeli police said the suspect was refusing to cooperate. He said he was prompted to act by the appearance several weeks ago of an anti- Islamic poster in Hebron. A Jewish woman from Jerusalem has been charged in connection with that incident. All the youths, who were released from the hospital after being treated, are in Israel for a monthlong educational tour under the auspices of the Jewish Agency for Israel. The Jewish Agency reported that the youths, who had just arrived in the country, planned to stay for the full program. 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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