2 border law enforcement officials stabbed in Jerusalems Old City; attacker shot lifeless

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A Palestinian teen stabbed two border guards in an alleyway in Jerusalems Old City on Wednesday, police stated.

The assailant, recognized by way of Palestinian media as Amr Abu-Assab, used to be shot by way of an armed civilian who used to be passing by way of and alternatively by way of the Border Police officials he’d attacked. He used to be pronounced lifeless on the scene. According to police, Abu-Assab used to be 16 years previous from East Jerusalem.

In graphic video pictures from the scene that used to be launched by way of the police (underneath), the border guards will also be noticed strolling previous Abu-Assab close to the Ateret Cohanim Yeshiva within the Old City.

Once their backs have been became, {the teenager} took out a knife and stabbed the male border guard within the head. The feminine Border Police officer then driven Abu-Assab clear of her spouse, pinning him to the wall and grappling with him.

The teen stabbed her a variety of instances, together with within the head, earlier than the passerby shot him.

The feminine officer, 19, sustained light-to-moderate accidents within the assault and the male officer, 20, sustained mild accidents. She used to be taken to Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus for remedy, and he used to be taken to Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem.

In addition to the pinnacle wound, the male officer sustained a leg wound after he used to be struck by way of a fraction of the bullet fired by way of the armed civilian.

Following the assault, police performed raids within the Issawiya community of East Jerusalem, the place Abu Assab used to be from, making a variety of arrests, together with the attacker’s oldsters.

Amr Abu-Assab, 16, who stabbed two Border Guards in Jerusalem on November 17, 2021, earlier than being shot lifeless (courtesy)

The Hamas terror team praised the assault, calling it a “heroic commando operation,” and claiming Abu-Assab as a member of the group.

“This is the latest confirmation that our people’s revolution against the occupation will continue until the occupier is swept away,” stated spokesperson Hazim Qasim.

Officers sweeping the world after the assault detained a number of suspects for wondering on suspicion they have been attached to the alleged attacker.Jerusalem District Police Commander Doron Turgeman later held a situational overview briefing on the scene of the assault.

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