Israeli security guard stabbed in suspected Palestinian attack

Maale Adumim, with a population of about 36,000, is one of the largest Israeli settlements in the occupied West BankAn Israeli security guard was “very seriously” wounded overnight in a suspected Palestinian attack in a West Bank settlement, police said on Friday. Police called to a shopping centre in the Maaleh Adumim settlement found “a 47-year-old man, a guard at the mall, lying on the ground with multiple stab wounds on his body,” a police statement said. “It appears that this was a (Palestinian) nationalist-motivated attack,” it said, adding that in response the settlement had been closed to entry for Palestinians until Sunday.

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