Two Israeli police officers are wounded after a Palestinian approached and stabbed them in a suspected terror attack in the Old City of Jerusalem early Thursday morning.
A policewoman, 19, is in moderate condition and has been taken to Hadassah Hospital in Ein Karem while the other policeman, 21, sustained minor wounds to his face and has been taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center. According to reports, the assailant was shot dead at the scene by security forices.
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Palestinian reports identify the attacker as Majd Matir, 26, a resident of the Qalandiyah refugee camp near Jerusalem.
According to police, Matir arrived at 5:00 A.M. through the Damascus Gate. He first tried to stab a man at Ha’Gai St., but failed and then charged the two police officers.
– Stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Old City