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Jerusalem - Israeli Police Kill Palestinian Who Stabbed Three In Jerusalem

Published on: April 1, 2017 09:25 PM
By: Reuters 
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Israeli security forces at Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City after a stabbing attack in which three people were injured and the assailant was shot by Israeli police, on April 1, 2017. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90 Israeli security forces at Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City after a stabbing attack in which three people were injured and the assailant was shot by Israeli police, on April 1, 2017. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Jerusalem - Israeli paramilitary police officers shot dead a Palestinian on Saturday after he stabbed three Israelis in Jerusalem’s Old City, a police spokesman said.

The assailant wounded two ultra-Orthodox Jewish men in the street before fleeing into a nearby house where he was caught by border police officers who had given chase. He stabbed one of them before being shot, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.

One of the two civilians was stabbed in the upper body and suffered injuries described as moderate. The other man and the border policeman were lightly wounded, Rosenfeld added.

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Palestinian web sites identified the assailant as 17-year-old Ahmed Ghazzal, from the city of Nablus in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

The incident took place close to the spot where, three days earlier, border police shot and killed a woman who tried to stab officers at Damascus Gate, a heavily guarded entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City.

At least 242 Palestinians have been killed in Israel and the Palestinian Territories in a period of sporadic violence that began in October 2015 but has tapered off in recent months.

 Israeli border police detain a Palestinian man at the scene of the stabbing attack against Israeli Jews in the alleys of the old city of Jerusalem, 01 April 2017. EPA Israeli border police detain a Palestinian man at the scene of the stabbing attack against Israeli Jews in the alleys of the old city of Jerusalem, 01 April 2017. EPA

Israel says at least 162 were Palestinians who launched stabbing, shooting or ramming attacks using vehicles on Israelis before being killed by Israeli security forces. Others died during clashes and protests.

Two American tourists and 37 Israelis have been killed in such incidents since the violence began.

Israel has accused the Palestinian leadership of inciting the violence. The Palestinian Authority, which exercises limited self-rule in the occupied West Bank, denies incitement and charges that in many cases, Israel has used excessive force in thwarting attackers armed with rudimentary weapons.



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 Apr 01, 2017 at 09:50 PM hashomer Says:

Hurrah for the Jewish Police in Yerushalayim, the Border Police, and the IDF for being vigilant and saving the lives of others everyday in ISRAEL! The young victims were saved by our brave police!

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 Apr 01, 2017 at 10:25 PM Heeb Says:

I think the the monkeys at the UN are correct. Israel does occupy these sub-human vermin, giving them reason to go around stabbing random innocent civilians.

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 Apr 01, 2017 at 11:52 PM Jew Lover Arab Hater Says:

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Heeb Says:

I think the the monkeys at the UN are correct. Israel does occupy these sub-human vermin, giving them reason to go around stabbing random innocent civilians.

We don't OCCUPY anyone, but we do need to get rid of these low lives. It's time to load ALL of them (every last one, including newborns) onto busses & take them to Gaza & let their brethren deal with them.

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 Apr 02, 2017 at 03:22 AM zshine Says:

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hashomer Says:

Hurrah for the Jewish Police in Yerushalayim, the Border Police, and the IDF for being vigilant and saving the lives of others everyday in ISRAEL! The young victims were saved by our brave police!

Ditto, well said!

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