Attempted stabbing attack in Jerusalem's Old City, suspect shot dead

According to the police, the stabber approached a group of policemen in the Old City's Muslim Quarter and apparently tried to stab one of the officers.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
August 17, 2018 18:24

The scene of August 17's attempted stabbing attack in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City. (Fadi Mansour)

The scene of August 17's attempted stabbing attack in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City. (Fadi Mansour)

 
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An attempted stabbing attack in Jerusalem's Old City took place Friday afternoon, the police spokesperson said, adding that police forces are circling the area.

According to the police, the stabber approached a group of policemen in the Old City's Muslim Quarter and apparently tried to stab one of the officers.

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The stabber, a 30-year-old man from the village of Umm el-Fahm in northern Israel, was neutralized by the security forces, and has been confirmed dead.

The police temporarily closed off Hagay Street in the Old City following the incident.

On Thursday, an Israeli woman was killed in a hit-and-run incident near the Havat Gilad outpost in the Samaria region of the West Bank.

The woman was hit as she crossed Route 60 near the outpost. The car appeared to be a Palestinian taxi, which fled the scene.

Thursday's incident occurred close to the site of a January 9 terror attack in which Rabbi Raziel Shevach, a father of six, was shot dead by Palestinians as he drove near his home in the Havat Gilad outpost.

This is a developing story.

Tovah Lazaroff contributed to this report.

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