Two People Wounded in Jerusalem Stabbing Attack; Suspected Assailant Shot Dead

One man wounded by assailant, another apparently by passing car.

Nir Hasson
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Scene of stabbing in Jerusalem's Yirmiyahu Street. December 6, 2015.
Scene of stabbing in Jerusalem's Yirmiyahu Street. December 6, 2015.Credit: Emil Salman
Nir Hasson
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Two people were lightly wounded during an alleged terror attack that took place in Jerusalem on Sunday evening. The assailant was shot and killed by an Israeli soldier who was at the scene.

The attack began with the suspected assailant running over a 20-year-old Israeli, lightly wounding him. The attacker then exited his car, and stabbed a police officer siting in his patrol car, wounding the latter lightly.

Scene of stabbing in Jerusalem's Yirmiyahu Street. December 6, 2015.Credit: Jerusalem Rescue Services

According to the police, the suspected attacker was then shot dead by an Israeli soldier who had exited a bus that was stuck in the traffic caused by the attack.

The assailant was identified as Omar Eskafi, 21, of Beit Hanina.

Magen David Adom paramedics treated the victims at the scene and evacuated them to Shaare Zedek Medical Center. According to one paramedic, the wounded 20-year-old was lying wounded in a car when they arrived and was "very upset." According to them, the victim said that after being hit by the suspected terrorist, passersby carried him to the car.

On Thursday, a policeman was moderately wounded in a stabbing attack on Haneviim Street near the Old City. The assailant was shot to death.

Earlier that morning, a 47-year-old man and a 20-year-old soldier were wounded in an attack at the Hizmeh checkpoint in the West Bank. The assailant, a member of the PA's intelligence forces, was shot and killed.

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