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Israeli woman stabbed, wounded in market: Police

An Israeli woman was stabbed and wounded in a majority-Bedouin town by an attacker who fled the scene

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An Israeli woman was stabbed and wounded in a majority-Bedouin town in the south on Saturday by an attacker who fled the scene, a police spokeswoman said.

The woman, who is in her sixties, was stabbed at a market in Rahat.

The spokeswoman said the attack was “apparently committed for nationalistic reasons”, but was unable to specify whether the attacker was Bedouin or Palestinian.

“Police have launched a huge search operation in the area where the attack took place, and have set up checkpoints,” she said.