Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) Tuesday overnight claimed to have arrested a 16-year-old Palestinian whom they say has stabbed an Israeli settler in Otne’il illegal settlement on Sunday.
IOF arrested Mourad Adias (16) from Yatta village south of Hebron, whom they claim has stabbed 38-year-old nurse and mother of six, Daphna Meir, in her house on Sunday.
IOF have carried a wide manhunt for the stabber following the attack. On Monday morning, they kidnapped more than 27 Palestinians, a majority of them from Hebron area.
On Tuesday morning, they kidnapped 14 Palestinians from different areas in the occupied West Bank.
The stab attack comes after some four months of escalations, where IOF killed 163 Palestinians, and injured dozens of thousands during protests or on checkpoints.
About 28 settlers have been killed either in the attacks or by Israeli mistaken fire.
The uprising against Israeli occupation started on October first, following Israeli attacks on Al-Aqsa mosque, and Israeli continuous violations against Palestinians, that include extra-judicial executions, home demolitions, administrative detentions and apartheid policies.