scene of Jerusalem stabbing attack
scene of Jerusalem stabbing attackMagen David Adom

Police published new details about the stabbing attack that took place this afternoon on a bus near the Ramot Mall in Jerusalem, in which a Jew was moderately wounded.

A preliminary investigation of the attack revealed that the terrorist, a resident of Ramallah in his 40s who had a residence permit in Israel and was traveling on a bus, began attacking one of the bus passengers and stabbing him with a screwdriver.

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The bus driver stopped the bus and opened the doors. At this point, passengers began to get off the bus, including the terrorist who continued to try to attack the passengers.

A civilian who passed by at the same time and noticed what was happening attempted to engage the terrorist to stop the attack and another citizen who saw what was happening opened fire on the terrorist and neutralized him.

The man who shot the terrorist was identified asMeshi Ben Ami, a photographer for Yediot Aharanot and Ynet.

Ben Ami said: "I got in the car in the direction of the city center and saw something that looked like someone was hitting someone. At first I thought it was a beating, and then I approached and saw that it was some sort of terrorist attack."

"I got out of the car, loaded the gun, and realized it really was a terror attack. I saw a bleeding wounded man, then I approached the terrorist, I did not hesitate, I fired one bullet at him and he lay on the floor. The security personnel arrived a second and a half after I neutralized him."

Prime Minister Yair Lapid said: "I would like to convey a speedy recovery to the wounded who was hurt in the stabbing incident in Jerusalem. I congratulate the Ynet photographer who entered the arena and acted resolutely to neutralize the terrorist and prevent further harm to other people. We will not allow terrorism to raise its head and disrupt the routine of our lives. We will take accounts with anyone who tries to harm innocent civilians."