More stabbing attacks in Israel

JERUSALEM (AFP) -An attacker in a car drove into a central Jerusalem bus stop on Tuesday (Oct 13), before attacking people at the scene with a knife, police said, as a Palestinian stabbed and wounded a passer-by north of Tel Aviv on the same day before being detained by civilians in the area, police said, the latest in a wave of attacks that have targeted Israelis.

The victim was "moderately" wounded in the stabbing near a bus station in Raanana, police said.

They described the attacker as a 22-year-old Palestinian from east Jerusalem and said he was taken to hospital with serious injuries after being beaten by residents.

It was the 21st stabbing attack in Israel, Jerusalem and the West Bank since Oct 3.

There were no immediate details on possible casualties.

A wave of knife attacks have targeted Israelis since October 3.

One revenge attack occurred last week, when a Jewish man stabbed and wounded two Arab Israelis and two Palestinians in the southern Israeli city of Dimona.

The attacks along with violent protests in annexed east Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank have led to warnings that a full-scale Palestinian uprising, or third intifada, could erupt.

Unrest has also spread to the Gaza Strip, with clashes along the border in recent days leaving nine Palestinians dead from Israeli fire.

On Monday evening, dozens of Gaza residents broke through the border fence and briefly entered Israel before being pushed back by troops, Palestinian witnesses said.

Medical officials said two men were injured by army fire.