Israeli police arrest young man after alleged stabbing attempt

Israeli police Sunday arrested a Palestinian young man after he allegedly attempted to stab some of the policemen at Yaffa street in occupied Jerusalem, according to witnesses.

The police brutally assaulted the young man, who was not yet identified, before taking him into custody. The police claimed the young man had attempted to stab some of them prior to his arrest.

Israeli police were heavily deployed in the area following the alleged stabbing attempt.

This incident came days after US President Donald Trump decided to undo decades of US foreign policy and recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and revealed plans to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Palestinians observed days of rage to protest the decision, which they saw as complete disregard of their rights in the city of Jerusalem and a violation of international laws that oppose any unilateral step in reaching a solution for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the issue of Jerusalem.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency

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