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Palestinian stabs Israeli man in Tel Aviv, arrested

Israeli police said the assailant was a 17-year-old from the occupied Palestinian territories

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A Palestinian stabbed and slightly wounded an Israeli man in the coastal city of Tel Aviv on Monday before being arrested by security forces, police said.

Public radio identified the Israeli man as a soldier.

Channel 10 private television broadcast footage showing an assailant holding a knife and hiding in the staircase of a building after the attack, before police are seen arresting him.

Israeli police said the assailant was a 17-year-old from the occupied Palestinian territories but gave no further details.

Since October 1, a wave of violence has killed 205 Palestinians, 28 Israelis, two Americans, an Eritrean and a Sudanese, according to an AFP count.

Most of the Palestinians were killed while carrying out knife, gun or car-ramming attacks, according to the Israeli authorities.

Others were shot dead during protests and clashes. The violence has decreased over the past few weeks.