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An Arab terrorist was shot dead by Israeli Police after he attempted to stab an officer in Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday afternoon.
Police said the terrorist came from the direction of the Har Habayis and approached a security checkpoint near the Lions Gate, pulled out a knife and attempted to stab a police officer. He was shot and killed following a brief scuffle with officers, before anyone was injured.
Following the attack, The police issued a statement saying that “a suspicious person arrived at a police station in the Old City and apparently tried to stab one of the policemen. The terrorist was neutralized by police officers.”
Police said the man was carrying an ID and was identified as an Israeli civilian, a 30-year-old resident of the Arab town of Umm al-Fahm.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)