Two People Wounded in Stabbing Attack in Central Jerusalem

One of two female Palestinians identified as the assailants, and armed with scissors, shot dead by police officer.

The site of a terror attack in Jerusalem, November 23, 2015.
The site of a terror attack in Jerusalem, November 23, 2015.Credit: Olivier Fitoussi

Two female Palestinian teens stabbed a man near a central outdoor market in Jerusalem with scissors on Monday. The victim was identified by the police as an elderly Palestinian man. Another man was wounded while trying to stop the attack.

The two Palestinians identified as the assailants, aged 14 and 16, were shot by a police officer while trying to stab others near Mahne Yehuda market. One of them was killed and the second suffered serious wounds and was evacuated to Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem.

Police said that the police officer, who was in the market at the time, shot the assailants after they refused to heed his calls to stop and drop their weapon and instead continued to move toward him.

Israeli medics move a handcuffed Palestinian woman, who police believe attacked a man, at the scene of a stabbing attack in Jerusalem, Monday, Nov. 23, 2015.Credit: AP

The victim of the stabbing, a man in his 70s who suffered light injuries to his upper body, was a Palestinian man from the West Bank who was apparently mistook for as Israeli.

In a separate incident, there were reports of a man being run over in the northern West Bank in a possible car-ramming attack. The man sustained light injuries after being hit by a car near the former settlement of Homesh. Police said they were trying to determine the nature of the incident.

Earlier Monday, a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip exploded in an open area in southern Israel, failing to cause either damage or casualties.

A 21-year-old woman who was seriously wounded in a stabbing attack in the Gush Etzion region in the West Bank on Sunday has died of her wounds. The victim was identified as Hadar Buchris, from Safed.

Israeli army soldiers shot and killed the assailant, who the Shin Bet security service identified as 34-year-old Isam Thwabteh from Beit Fajar, a village near Bethlehem. Thwabteh had no previous record of security-related offences.

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