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Knife in Tel Aviv on Independence Day in Israel, three people killed, PM Bennett said – the attackers will have to pay the price

Israeli security personnel at the scene after the stabbing

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Stabbing in Israel: Israeli media quoted officials as saying that two attackers were involved in the incident and the police are still looking for them.

Israel (IsraelIn the city of Ilad, near the capital Tel Aviv, on Thursday night, on the occasion of Independence Day, two Palestinian attackers attacked with a knife. At least three people died in this attack, while four others were injured. The officers provided this information. After the attack, both the attackers fled from the spot in a vehicle, he said. The police have launched a massive operation to trace the attackers. Barricading has been put up on the road and a helicopter has also been deployed. Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said after talks with senior officials late at night, “We will catch the terrorists and their allies.” They will have to pay the price for this attack.

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has escalated after recent Israeli police clashes with Palestinians in and around the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, a sensitive religious site in Jerusalem. Al-Aqsa Mosque is considered the third holiest site in Islam. It is also the holiest site of the Jews, which the people of the community call as Temple Mount. This mosque has long been the center of dispute between Israel and Palestine. There were many violent clashes here during the month of Ramadan. Dozens of people were also injured during this.

West Bank will be closed

Israeli media quoted officials as saying that two attackers were involved in the incident and that police were still searching for them. He has appealed to the people to avoid going to the affected area and report any suspicious vehicle or person on sight. Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz has ordered the closure of the West Bank to prevent Palestinian citizens from entering Israel. This order will be effective till Sunday and it was issued even before the start of the Independence Day holidays.

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America condemned the attack

Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that US officials strongly condemn the attack in Ilad. In a statement, Blinken said, “This is a horrific attack targeting innocent women and men and very heinous, as it was done at a time when Israel was celebrating its Independence Day.” “We are in contact with our Israeli friends and partners,” he said. We stand in solidarity with them.

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