Palestinian Man Lightly Stabs Cop in Israeli City

Attacker shot, in moderate condition; police: Initial findings suggest stabbing was politically motivated

Gili Cohen
Gili Cohen
Israeli forensic police inspect the scene of a stabbing attack in the Israeli coastal city of Netanya on May 23, 2017.
Israeli forensic police inspect the scene of a stabbing attack in the Israeli coastal city of Netanya on May 23, 2017.Credit: JACK GUEZ/AFP
Gili Cohen
Gili Cohen

An Israeli police officer was stabbed in the neck and lightly wounded in the central Israeli city of Netanya on Tuesday.

The assailant, a 45-year-old resident of the West Bank city of Tulkarm, was shot and wounded at the scene.

Police confirmed after an initial investigating that they believe the stabbing was politically motivated.

Tuesday is the second day of U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

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