Attempted Stabbing Attack in Jerusalem

Attempted Stabbing Attack in Jerusalem

Credit:(Photo: flickr/christyn)

Violence near the Lion’s Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem:

A man armed with a knife attempted to carry out a stabbing attack against a policeman in Jerusalem’s Old City Friday afternoon, and was shot dead by security forces, police said.

The suspect arrived at a security checkpoint near the Lions Gate and then attempted to attack the policeman, officials said. He was shot and neutralized. There was no word of any other casualties in the incident. Police forces were at the scene in large numbers.

While an uneasy quiet has prevailed in Israel in recent days, the threat of violence is ever-present. Please continue to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

Tags: Terrorism

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