Palestinian Shot, Killed Trying to Stab Soldiers in East Jerusalem Checkpoint

No Israeli security personnel were wounded in the incident at the Masmuria checkpoint, near Har Homa.

The scene of an attempted stabbing attack, Masmuria checkpoint in southeastern Jerusalem.
MDA Jerusalem

A Palestinian man attempted to carry out a stabbing attack at a checkpoint in southeastern Jerusalem on Sunday, and was subsequently shot and later died of his wounds.

The Palestinian man arrived at the Masmuria checkpoint near Har Homa in East Jerusalem, where according to police he ran toward Military Police soldiers while wielding a knife. One of the policemen shot and wounded him, police added.

No Israel security personnel were wounded in the incident. 

Earlier on Sunday, two Palestinians were killed by by the Israel Defense Forces in an exchange of fire north of Jenin.

On Saturday, four Border Police officers were lightly wounded in a suspected car-ramming attack on the road leading from Jerusalem to the settlement of Ma’aleh Adumim. The suspected attack was carried out by three Palestinians, who were shot by the police force. Two suffered light wounds and one was moderately wounded, according to the MDA report.