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Stabbing Attack in Jerusalem's Old City

Scene of stabbing near Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City, May 18, 2016 (Photo: Jerusalem Post/Yonatan Cohen)

Terror struck the Holy City once again today. The Jerusalem Post reports that a Palestinian terrorist stabbed a young Israeli near Jerusalem's Damascus Gate:

A Palestinian man stabbed and slightly wounded a Jewish youth near the Old City’s Damascus Gate in east Jerusalem on Monday morning, before being overpowered and arrested by Border Police officers after a short pursuit on foot.

According to Ch. Supt. Asi Aharoni, spokesperson for the Jerusalem Police District, a team of Border Police officers were on special patrol outside Damascus Gate at around 9:30 a.m. when they heard shouting coming from Hanevi’im Street nearby. The officers ran to the scene and saw a suspect who had just stabbed a Jewish man in the back and was fleeing toward Ben Shadad Street.

Aharoni said the assailant tossed his knife to the ground as police closed in, but it was later retrieved...

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