19-Year-Old Israel Border Policewoman Wounded in Palestinian Shooting, Stabbing Attack in East Jerusalem Dies of Wounds
One of the two Israeli Border Policewomen critically wounded in a combined stabbing and shooting attack at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City on Wednesday afternoon has died after serious efforts to revive her, the Hebrew press reported.
Three Palestinian terrorists — armed with knives, guns and explosives — committed the two-pronged attack; all three were shot and killed by Israeli security forces.
The attack occurred, according to Israel’s Channel 2, when the three terrorists aroused the suspicion of Border Police in the area, who asked to see their documents.
Magen David Adom paramedics treated the two women at the scene for stab and gunshot wounds and evacuated them to the Hadassah Medical Center at Mount Scopus in Jerusalem — where one of them, Hadar Cohen, 19, was pronounced dead after prolonged attempts at reviving her failed.
According to the Hebrew news site Walla, the three terrorists were identified by their ID cards left on the scene as Ahmed Abu A-Rab, Ahmed Zacarna and Mohammed Kamil from Jenin. Two of them came from the Kabatiyeh refugee camp south of the West Bank city and the third hailed from the city itself.
Channel 2 reported that Cohen — who was recruited into the Border Police a mere two months ago — managed to shoot one of the terrorists before being shot in the head.
Israeli security sources told Channel 2 that the swift action of Cohen and other Border Police on the scene prevented a far greater and more massive attack that the terrorists had planned to commit against Israeli civilians.