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December 10, 2017 2:11 pm

Palestinian Terrorist Stabs Security Guard in the Heart at Jerusalem Bus Station

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Outside the Jerusalem Central Bus Station. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. – An Israeli security guard is in serious condition after a Palestinian terrorist stabbed him in the heart on Sunday at the entrance to the Jerusalem Central Bus Station.

Graphic security footage of the incident shows the 24-year-old terrorist, Yassin Abu al-Qur’a, removing his coat at the station’s entrance and then suddenly drawing a large knife and plunging it directly into 46-year-old security guard Asher Elmaliach’s heart.

After attempting to flee the scene, the terrorist was quickly apprehended, while the security guard was evacuated to Jerusalem’s Shaarei Tzedek Hospital in serious condition.

Doctors were able to stabilize the condition of Elmaliach. According to the hospital, had he “come in two minutes later there would have been nothing we could do. That’s all that separated life from death.”

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Hours before the attack, the terrorist wrote on Facebook, “Please let our blood be spilled — for it is of little matter to spill one’s blood for our homeland, for Jerusalem, and for the Al-Aqsa Mosque.”

The attack came after the Gaza-ruling Palestinian terror group Hamas last week called for a violent uprising in response to President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Al-Qur’a is reportedly the son of a retired Palestinian Authority (PA) general, Yousef al-Qur’a. Several al-Qur’a family members hold high-level positions in the PA security forces.

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