Two hurt in Jerusalem terror stabbing, assailant shot dead

Police shoot, kill attacker at the scene on the capital's Hanevi'im Street.

October 10, 2015 10:34
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Jerusalem stabbing scene October 10

Jerusalem stabbing scene October 10


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Two Jewish men were wounded in a terror stabbing Saturday morning near Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City, police reported.

Police shot and killed the attacker at the scene on the capital's Hanevi'im Street. According to police, the assailant was a 16-year-old Arab male.

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Emergency workers provided initial medical treatment to a 62-year-old man in moderate condition and a 65-year-old man with light wounds at the site of the attack. Both victims were evacuated to Jerusalem hospitals for further treatment.

Police reported that during the incident, officers stationed at a nearby post arrived at the scene and saw the two wounded victims. The security forces then noticed the suspected perpetrator and called for him to relinquish the knife in his possession. The police shot the terrorist after he failed to yield to the officers' calls and ran toward them brandishing the weapon.

Following the attack, a number of Palestinian rioters gathered at the scene of the stabbing. Police officers attempted to subdue the disturbance using smoke grenades.

The latest terrorist incident comes amid a wave of violence that has raised concerns over a possible third intifada if tension continue to further escalate.

Overnight between Friday and Saturday, Israeli Border Police officers shot a Palestinian who had initiated fire at the forces during a riot at the Shuafat Refugee Camp in Jerusalem. The Palestinian man died from the gunshot wounds.

Hamas said in a statement that the man was one of its members.

On Friday in Jerusalem's  Old City, a Palestinian stabbed and wounded a 14-year-old Israeli, and near a settlement in the West Bank city of Hebron, a Palestinian stabbed an Israeli police office before being shot dead.

Also on Friday in the northern town of Afula, an Israeli-Arab woman was shot and wounded by police who closed in on her as she held up a knife. Police said she had tried to stab a security guard.

A knife-wielding Israeli wounded four Arabs in the southern town of Dimona.

Violent protests also erupted near the Gaza border on Friday, and IDF soldiers shot and killed six Palestinian who were part of a large group of rioters that approached a closed closed military zone. A seventh Palestinian succumbed  on Saturday to wounds sustained in the incident.

Reuters and Yaakov Lappin contributed to this report.

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