Israeli police officers look for evidences near the scene of a stabbing attack on March 8, 2016 in the neighbourhood of Jaffa in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv as US vice president arrived in the city for a visit. / AFP / THOMAS COEX
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A Palestinian went on a stabbing spree along the Tel Aviv waterfront Tuesday as U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrived in the city, leaving an American tourist dead and 12 people wounded, police said.The attacker around 21 years old from the town of Qalqilya in the occupied West Bank was shot dead by police, Israeli authorities said.Biden met former Israeli president Shimon Peres after his arrival at a location about a 15-minute walk from where the stabbings occurred.A wave of violence in Israel and the Palestinian territories since October has killed 184 Palestinians and 28 Israelis.Israeli authorities claim most of the Palestinians were killed while carrying out knife, gun or car-ramming attacks.Biden is due to meet separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Wednesday.The number of attacks had diminished recently, but there were four separate assaults Tuesday.Biden's visit comes with Obama having acknowledged there will be no comprehensive agreement between Israelis and Palestinians before he leaves office in January 2017 .Biden and Netanyahu also plan to talk about the fight against ISIS.
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