East Jerusalem: Man stabs Israeli officer, fatally shot by police

A Jordanian Palestinian citizen was shot by Israeli forces in proximity of the Chain Gate in East Jerusalem’s Old City, Saturday, after he reportedly assaulted and stabbed an Israeli police officer.

According to Israeli police spokesperson Luba al-Samri, the attacker pulled out a knife after he noticed that the Israeli officer was walking towards him. The man then approached the officer and stabbed him.

Israeli police released a statement in Arabic saying that the 57-year-old man was “neutralised” and “pronounced dead on the spot”. Furthermore, they added that the attacked officer, who only suffered from “medium wounds”, was brought to Shaare Zedek Medical Centre in Jerusalem for treatment.

Two knives were found by the police on the body of the attacker, who arrived in the country on a tourist visa around a week ago.