Israeli police say Palestinian stabs teens on Jewish holiday

2015-05-24 14:28
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Jerusalem - Israeli police say a 19-year-old Palestinian man stabbed two Israeli teenagers as they walked to a holy site on a Jewish festival.

Spokeswoman Luba Samri said the Palestinian stabbed the two 17-year-old boys from behind on Sunday. Samri says officers later apprehended the suspected attacker and the two boys remain hospitalised.

The assault came on the Jewish Shavuot holiday, when Jews traditionally stay up all night studying religious texts.

The teens were on their way to the Western Wall, a remnant of the biblical Jewish Temple compound and the holiest site where Jews can pray.

Nearby is Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site. Revered by Jews as the Temple Mount, it's the most sacred site in Judaism. Muslims know it as the "Noble Sanctuary," and is Islam's third-holiest site.

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