Palestinian Attempts Jerusalem Stabbing on Yom Kippur

Israeli forensic police check the body of a Palestinian man who was killed in East Jerusalem on September 18, 2018. - The man was shot dead by police outside Jerusalem's Old City after an alleged attempted stabbing attack, Israeli and Palestinian officials said. (Photo by Ahmad GHARABLI / AFP) (Photo …
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The Times of Israel reports: A Palestinian attempted to carry out a stabbing attack outside Jerusalem’s Old City on Tuesday evening, and was shot dead by Israeli police, Israeli and Palestinian officials said.

An Israeli police statement reported “an attempted stabbing attack” near Damascus Gate, saying “a police unit at the spot neutralized the suspect,” with the Palestinian Authority’s health ministry saying it was informed of the death of a civilian by gunshots.

According to police, the attacker ran at a Jewish man and knocked him over onto the ground; he then “continued running toward the police officers while waving a sharp object and trying to harm them.”

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