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A Palestinian woman stabbed an Israeli guard at a key crossing between the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem on Monday, a day after four people were slightly wounded in a similar attack along Tel Aviv’s beachfront.

A police statement said Asia Kaabneh, a 39-year-old mother of nine from the West Bank, stabbed a guard at the Qalandia checkpoint, injuring her lightly.

The guard was taken to hospital while Kaabneh was arrested by other guards.

A separate statement from the Shin Bet Israeli domestic security service said Kaabneh had admitted under interrogation to planning the attack after her husband threatened to divorce her.

Sunday’s incident in Tel Aviv occurred along its popular seaside promenade. The Magen David Adom ambulance service said four people, three in their 50s and one aged 70, were slightly wounded and taken to hospital.

The attacker was arrested, police said.

A wave of unrest in Israel and the West Bank, which erupted in October 2015, has claimed the lives of 261 Palestinians, 41 Israelis, two Americans, one Jordanian, an Eritrean, a Sudanese and a Briton, according to an Agence France Presse count.

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

Others were shot dead during protests or clashes, while some were killed in Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip.
The violence has greatly subsided in recent months.

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