Police kill Palestinian attacker after Jerusalem stabbing
Added 12-04-21 02:35:02pm EST - “Israeli police shot dead a Palestinian after he stabbed and wounded an ultra-Orthodox Jew on Saturday near Damascus Gate just outside Jerusalem's Old City, a tense and crowded area that is often the scene of demonstrations and clashes.” - Washingtontimes.com
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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police shot dead a Palestinian after he stabbed and wounded an ultra-Orthodox Jew on Saturday near Damascus Gate just outside Jerusalem‘s Old City, a tense and crowded area that is often the scene of demonstrations and clashes.
A widely circulated video shot by a bystander appeared to show an officer from Israel‘s paramilitary Border Police shooting the attacker when he was already lying on the ground, and another appeared to show police with guns drawn preventing medics from reaching him, prompting calls for an investigation into possible excessive use of force.
The Magen David Adom emergency service said it treated an ultra-Orthodox man in his 20s who was stabbed, saying he was in moderate to severe condition.
Israeli police released surveillance video in which the attacker can be seen stabbing the Jewish man and then trying to stab a Border Police officer before being shot and falling to the ground. Police identified the attacker as a 25-year-old from Salfit, in the occupied West Bank.
“The awareness and quick reactions by the police brought about the neutralization of the terrorist,” police said in a statement. Police could later be seen carrying the body away on a stretcher.
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