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Shocking video appears to show Israeli Embassy staffer being stabbed in Beijing on ‘day of Jihad’


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Harrowing video appears to catch the moment a staffer at the Israeli Embassy in Beijing was stabbed on a sidewalk – on the day that Hamas’ former leader called on all members of Islam to wage a “day of Jihad.”

The Israeli Embassy staffer, who has not been identified, is seen being stabbed repeatedly by the male assailant Friday after a brief struggle as he lies on a sidewalk, according to the South China Morning Post.

The victim manages to get away and the attacker limps off after the brutal incident as passersby look on. A trail of blood is left behind.

“The employee was transferred to hospital and he is in a stable condition,” the Israeli Foreign Ministry said in a statement, without giving additional details.

It added that Israeli officials were still trying to assess the “background” of what happened in the shocking incident. China did not immediately acknowledge the assault.

The attack comes after Israel had criticized China for its statement that followed Hamas’ attack on the Jewish state on Saturday.

Just before making the announcement, the Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying that Ambassador Rafi Harpaz had spoken with the Chinese envoy for the Middle East, Zhai Jun, to express his country’s “deep disappointment” over China’s comments.

Follow along with The Post’s live blog for the latest on Hamas’ attack on Israel

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 statement said.

Follow along with The Post’s live blog for the latest on Hamas’ attack on Israel

“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,” it added.

China said in an earlier statement about the meeting that Beijing was “deeply concerned over the escalation of tensions and violence between Israel and Palestine and saddened by the civilian casualties caused by the conflict.”“China condemns actions that harm innocent civilians, and calls for an early cease-fire and the end of violence, and resuming talks for peace on the basis of the two-state solution to boost the two peoples’ confidence in achieving peace,” the statement said.

In Beijing, several plainclothes cops were stationed outside the Israeli Embassy in addition to the normal contingent of uniformed officers.

About a mile away at the Palestinian Embassy, plainclothes officers also were also on hand and one was tightening wires on a fence.

Hamas’ former leader, Khaled Meshaal, has called on all members of Islam to wage a “day of Jihad” and stage protests.

He called on Muslims to stage global demonstrations in support of Palestinians, urging the Islamic world to “head to the squares and streets of the Arab and Islamic world on Friday.”

Meshaal said “all scholars who teach jihad … to all who teach and learn, this is a moment for the application [of jihad].”

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