A feminine police officer on patrol within the crowded Jerusalem downtown outdoors the central bus station on Monday shot a Palestinian she noticed stabbing two Israeli males inside a store. The victims had been evacuated to hospital with average accidents, together with a number of shock victims. The injured terrorist, aged 17 from the West Financial institution, was additionally taken to hospital. This was the second Palestinian assault on Monday – one other terrorist was shot and injured whereas making an attempt – and failing – to stab troopers ready for a carry on the Gush Etzion junction. It was additionally the third assault in 48 hours. On Friday, a Palestinian knifeman was shot useless whereas attacking policemen on obligation on the Previous Metropolis of Jerusalem. That assailant was unusually a working towards physician of medication.
Police and safety patrols have been stepped up for the this month’s Jewish competition season.