Two wounded in stabbing attack in Old City of Jerusalem

Israeli police officer and civilian wounded during Arab terrorist attack in Old City of Jerusalem. Terrorist neutralized.

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David Rosenberg, | updated: 19:39

Scene of the attack
Scene of the attack
United Hatzalah

A civilian and a police officer were wounded by an Arab terrorist Wednesday afternoon near the Lions’ Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem.

The terrorist, a 21 year old Arab resident of Hevron, stabbed the officer with a screwdriver before being shot and neutralized.

The terrorist came towards the hospice near Lion's gate, noticed the police officers stationed there and approached them. He took out a screwdriver and stabbed one of them in the head. The policemen reacted fast and shot and killed the terrorist.

The circumstances in which the 14-year-old Arab boy, a resident of Silwan, was wounded are as yet unclear. MDA teams provided first aid to the boy and to the policeman, who was lightly injured in the attack..The wounded persons were evacuated to the Shaarei Tzedek and Har Hatzofim hospitals.

A United Hatzalah spokesperson said medics treated three individuals injured in the attack, though it is unclear if the terrorist was among the three.

MDA paramedic Re’em Naimi described the scene of the attack: “We saw a man, about 35-years old, fully conscious, with a stab wound in his upper body. We provided first aid and then evacuated him to a hospital while continuing to treat his wounds; he is in light, stable condition.”

“People at the scene brought us a boy from eastern Jerusalem who had a head wound, and claimed that he had been attacked by the terrorist. After treating him, we also evacuated him to the hospital.”

Screwdriver used in attack
Police spokesperson