Israeli soldiers posted on a hillside overlooking the site known to Jews as the Tomb
Jerusalem - Arab Today
An Israeli stabbed near a religious site in the occupied West Bank earlier this month has died, a hospital spokesman said on Wednesday.
Genadi Kaufman, 41, was seriously injured near the Jewish holy site the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron on December 7 by a Palestinian who stabbed him before being shot dead by Israeli border guards.
A spokesman for the Jerusalem hospital where he was being treated announced Kaufman's death "with great sorrow."
"Despite the struggle of the hospital doctors for three and a half weeks he didn't survive the very serious wounds he suffered," the spokeswoman said.
Since October 1, attacks by Palestinians, mostly with knives, and clashes between Palestinian youths and Israeli soldiers have killed 136 Palestinians, 20 Israelis, an American and an Eritrean, according to a AFP count.
The majority of the Palestinians killed were alleged attackers.
Tensions have been particularly high in Hebron, where several hundred Israeli settlers live under heavy military guard in the heart of the city among about 200,000 Palestinians