Palestinian man illegally in Israel is shot trying to stab police officers


JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Palestinian man was shot and injured after he tried to stab Israel Police officers in the northern city of Hadera.

The 21-year-old man, from the West Bank city of Tulkarem, reportedly was in Israel illegally.

Police are investigating to determine if the attack was nationalistically motivated, Israel’s Channel 13 reported.

He pulled a knife on the officers late Monday night who asked to see his national identity card after he began to act suspiciously near a bus stop on a main thoroughfare in the city, Israel Police told the local media. The officers shot him in his lower body to stop the attack. He was taken to a Hadera hospital for treatment and is in moderate condition, according to Channel 13.

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