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Right-wing activist reportedly attempts to stab head of left-wing NGO

An extreme-right activist attempted to stab the head of Rabbis for Human Rights, according to a press release by the Israeli human rights organization

Rabbi Arik Ascherman was not hurt in the incident near the West Bank settlement of Itamar, according to a spokesman for the group.

Security forces are on the scene.

According to the statement, the right-wing activist ran toward Ascherman waving a knife and making threatening gestures.

Police say Ascherman was part of a group of left-wing activists that accompanied Palestinian villagers to their fields to harvest olives.

According to police, the harvest ended peacefully but the activists then started to “provoke” right-wingers who were nearby and a “confrontation ensued.”

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