An Israeli man has been charged with attempted murder, after he allegedly stabbed a Jew he mistook for an Arab.
Shlomo Pinto, from the north of Israel, has been accused of stabbing Uriel Razkan in Haifa, after mistaking him for an Arab. Mr Razkan was said to be “moderately injured” as a result of the stabbing in his upper torso.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made another attempt to distance himself from his recent gaffe in which he suggested that the Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, persuaded Adolf Hitler to exterminate Europe’s Jews.
In a post on his official Facebook page uploaded on Friday, Mr Netanyahu said that he wished to “clarify” the mufti’s relationship with the Nazis.
Two yeshiva students in their early 20s were injured in a terrorist attack in Jerusalem on Friday afternoon.
One of the students - believed to be an American citizen - was stabbed in the chest by an assailant armed with a knife. The second victim was shot in the leg by police who were trying to stop the attacker.
A group of 20,000 Israelis is suing Facebook for failing to clamp down on online incitement by Palestinian extremists, in a case that could have a profound impact on the way the social network operates.