Scene of terrorist attack near Ramallah
Scene of terrorist attack near Ramallah Arutz Sheva

The terrorist who stabbed a Border Police officer during riots near Ramallah died of his wounds on Friday evening, AFP reported.

The terrorist had pulled out a knife and stabbed the Border Police officer in the shoulder. Officers responded to the attack and shot the terrorist, neutralizing him. Approaching the terrorist, the officers realized he had an explosive belt, and shot him a second time to prevent him from detonating it.

The terrorist was later evacuated by the Red Crescent to hospital but died of his wounds hours later, the Palestinian health ministry said.

The officer, who suffered moderate injuries, was transferred for treatment at the Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem.

Police suspect the terrorist had dressed up as a journalist in order to make it easier for him to get closer to the officers.

Arabs rioted throughout the day on Friday in Judea, Samaria and Gaza, part of another “Day of Rage” following U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Some 2,500 Palestinians rioted in Judea and Samaria, where they burned tires and hurled firebombs and rocks at IDF forces and the Border Police. The troops used riot dispersal methods.

In Gaza, some 3,500 Arabs demonstrated in nine locations along the border. They too burned tires and threw rocks at the border fence and at IDF soldiers.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

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