Palestinian Shot After Charging at Israeli Cops in Jerusalem's Old City

According to the police, the man jumped at police forces while shouting 'Allahu Akbar'

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Jerusalem's Old City, in April.
Jerusalem's Old City, in April.Credit: Ohad Zwigenberg

A Palestinian man suspected of attempting to carry out a stabbing attack in Jerusalem's Old City was shot by Israeli forces on Wednesday.

According to the police, the man leapt at police forces in the area while shouting "Allahu Akbar," or "God is greatest." The police fired at the man in response, and his conditions remains unknown.

The police did not elaborate whether the man was carrying a knife or another kind of weapon.

The incident took place at the Cotton Merchant's Gate, which was closed following the incident. No casualties are reported among the Israeli forces.

On Sunday, A 24-year-old Israeli police officer was moderately wounded in a stabbing attack at the Old City's Damascus Gate. 

The incidents come as Israeli-Palestinian tensions have been already been heightened by violence at the Temple Mount, a major holy site in Jerusalem sacred to both Jews and Muslims.

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