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February 23, 2020 10:49 am

Palestinian Shot Dead in Jerusalem’s Old City After Trying to Stab Police

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Israeli police officers (illustrative). Photo: Mark Probst via Wikimedia Commons. – Israeli police on Saturday shot and killed a Palestinian man after he attempted to stab a soldier near Lion’s Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City.

According to police, Border Police officers spotted the man with a knife in his hand and called on him to stop. The man then “turned toward the officers with the aim of harming them,” police said in a statement. The officers opened fire at the suspect, killing him, according to the statement.

Israeli medics said that a 42-year-old woman was lightly wounded in the leg during the incident and had been evacuated to hospital.

Meanwhile, seven pipe bombs and a grenade were seized by police during a sweep for illicit weapons in the city of Hebron over the weekend, the Israeli police tweeted on Sunday.

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