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An employee at the Israeli Embassy in China has been stabbed. A foreign suspect is detained

By KEN MORITSUGU and JON GAMBRELL
Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) — A 50-year-old Israeli man who works at the Israeli Embassy in Beijing has been stabbed in front of a supermarket. Chinese police say they have arrested a 53-year-old male foreign suspect. No motive has been given for the attack, and it was unclear if it was connected with the war between Israel and the militant group Hamas. The stabbing in Beijing occurred as Muslims across the world took to the streets in large protests after Friday prayers over Israel’s intense bombing campaign in Gaza. It also comes after Israel criticized China’s statement following the deadly incursion by the militant group Hamas into southern Israel last Saturday. Israel says the statement did not unequivocally condemn the attack or uphold Israel’s right to defend itself.

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