Two knife attacks as unrest returns to Jerusalem

Israeli medics evacuate a wounded Israeli from the scene of a stabbing in Pisgat Zeev, which lies on occupied land that Israel annexed to Jerusalem after the 1967 Middle East war. (Reuters)

Alleged Palestinian assailants carried out two knife attacks in Occupied Jerusalem on Tuesday, police said, as a wave of unrest in Israel and the Palestinian territories returned to the city after a lull.

In one incident, a Palestinian carried out a knife attack at the Damascus Gate, the main entrance to Jerusalem's Old City, and was “neutralized,” police said.

In the other, two knife-wielding Palestinian boys aged 12 to 13 attacked a security guard in a settler neighborhood of annexed east Jerusalem, with one shot and wounded and the other arrested, police said. The security guard was wounded and treated at the scene, police spokeswoman Luba Samri said.

While other knife and car-ramming attacks have continued in the occupied West Bank amid a weeks-long surge of violence, Tuesday's attacks were the first in Jerusalem in more than a week.


Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49