A Palestinian terrorist was shot and killed after she attempted to stab police officers near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on Thursday morning.
The terrorist exited the Temple Mount complex and approached police next to the Chain Gate, pulling a knife out and attempting to stab them. The officers responded with gunfire, killing her. No police officers were injured.
The terrorist was identified by Palestinian reports as Esra Khuzaymah, a 30-year-old resident of the town of Qabatiya near Jenin in the West Bank.
الاحتـلال يغلق جميع أبواب المسجد الأقصى بعد ارتقاء الشابة إسراء خزيمية (30 عامًا) من بلدة قباطية، بحجة محاولتها تنفيذ عملية طعن pic.twitter.com/ZveTz16SgG— وكالة صفا (@SafaPs) September 30, 2021
Palestinian media reported that police officers temporarily closed the doors of the gates of the Temple Mount after the attempted attack.
Earlier this month, two Israelis were moderately injured in a stabbing attack at a store next to the Jerusalem Central Bus Station. Two female Border Police patrol officers at the scene shot and wounded the terrorist in that incident.