Several people were stabbed in attacks that ranged from France to Israel to China Friday during a self-declared ‘Day of Jihad’ by Hamas terrorists. The attacks resulted in the death of a French teacher and the wounding of an Israeli diplomat.
A Muslim refugee reportedly stabbed and killed a 57-year-old teacher and injured two others in a northern French city. The alleged perpetrator, Mohammed Mogouchkov, was on a terrorism watchlist.
The two injured were in critical condition Friday.
The attacker shouted “Allahu Akbar,” Arabic for “God is great,” during the altercation.
The incident led to the school being placed in lockdown and Mogouchkov’s younger brother being placed in custody.
France’s national counterterrorism prosecutor says several people have been detained in an investigation into a school stabbing that left one teacher dead and three people wounded. https://t.co/TD0qj8Vtsu
— The Associated Press (@AP) October 13, 2023
The incident came after a former Hamas leader called for an international “Day of Jihad.”
The attacker was a refugee from Chechnya. In 2020, another Chechen refugee beheaded a French history teacher.
Also on Friday, an employee of the Israeli embassy in Beijing, China was stabbed in another attack.
Chinese officials stated that the attacker was a 53-year-old foreigner. Video of the attack rached social media.
Furthermore, China was criticized by the government of Israel for what it called a lack of criticism against Hamas. Israel stated that there was “no clear and unequivocal condemnation of the terrible massacre committed by the terrorist organization Hamas against innocent civilians and the abduction of dozens of them to Gaza.”
“The Chinese announcements do not contain any element of Israel’s right to defend itself and its citizens, a fundamental right of any sovereign country that was attacked in an unprecedented manner and with cruelty that has no place in human society,” the statement read.
The attacks came as violence in and around Israel worsened Friday. This included an expansion of Israel’s military operation in Gaza, as well as a significant exchange of fire between Israel Defense Force (IDF) soldiers and the Lebanese military.
The incidents near Israel’s northern border came after a number of attacks by the Lebanese terrorist organization Hezbollah, which claimed responsibility for attacks on IDF positions.