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Israelis stab Jerusalemite bus driver

September 17, 2021 at 12:23 pm

An Israeli flag flies in front of the Dome of the Rock mosque near the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City, on 24 August 2020 [AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images]

A Jerusalemite bus driver was injured this morning after a group of Jewish Israelis stabbed him in the occupied Holy City, the Palestinian Information Centre reported.

According to local sources, the settlers stabbed Mohamed Abu Nab twice in the back in West Jerusalem’s Givat Shaul neighborhood, built on the ruins of the depopulated Palestinian village of Deir Yassin.

Abu Nab, a resident of the occupied East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Silwan who works for the Egged public transportation company, was rushed to hospital where his injuries were said to be moderate.

The company said in a statement that it is investigating a “quarrel” in Givat Shaul involving a driver and three passengers.

“The police forces were called to the scene of the accident following a quarrel between three car passengers and a bus driver which resulted in the injury of two of those involved who were evacuated for medical treatment,” the statement said, without giving further details.

According to human rights groups, incidents of violence by extremist Jewish settlers against Palestinians and their properties are a daily occurrence in the occupied territories. Little is done by occupation forces to bring the perpetrators of such crimes to justice.

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