Two Israelis Lightly Wounded in Stabbing Attack in Old City

Security personnel near the scne of the attack in the Old City, Wednesday. (Hatzalah)
Security personnel near the scene of the attack in the Old City, Wednesday. (Ichud Hatzalah)

Two police officers were wounded Wednesday in a stabbing attack at the Lion’s Gate of the Old City of Yerushalayim. Police neutralized the terrorist, shooting and badly wounding him. The officers, who were lightly wounded, were taken to local hospitals.

On Monday, a female terrorist was arrested after she tried to run down IDF soldiers at the Kalandia checkpoint north of Yerushalayim. One soldier was injured in the incident. The driver was a 31 year old resident of the Beit Hanina neighborhood. According to soldiers, she stopped the car after she failed to hit any of the soldiers and jumped out, holding a knife and attempting to stab soldiers. She was neutralized and detained.

Overnight Tuesday, security officials said they arrested 10 wanted security suspects in other areas in Yehudah and Shomron. The suspects were wanted for participating in rioting and throwing stones and firebombs that endangered Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers. Several of the suspects were also charged with belonging to Hamas. All were being questioned on their activities by security forces.

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