Policeman Moderately Wounded in Jerusalem Stabbing Attack

The assailant was shot and killed. Earlier, two Israelis were wounded in a shooting attack in the West Bank

The scene of a stabbing attack on Haneviim Street in Jerusalem, December 3, 2015.
Uri Davis, United Hatzalah

A policeman was moderately wounded in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem on Thursday afternoon. The Palestinian assailant, 21, was shot and killed.

The incident took place on Haneviim Street, near the Old City. 

The policeman was sitting in a car when he was attacked, and attempted to fight the assailant. Other officers who were at the scene shot at the assailant, evidently also wounding the policeman, officials said.      

According to the Magen David Adom emergency response service, the policeman, in his thirties, sustained moderate knife wounds and was fully conscious when he was rushed to the hospital.

Earlier Thursday, two Israelis were wounded in a shooting attack at the West Bank checkpoint of Hizma. A 47-year-old Israeli was seriously wounded and a 20-year-old Israeli soldier was lightly wounded. The Palestinian assailant was shot and killed at the scene.

According to Palestinian sources, the assailant behind the attack is Mazan Hasan Ariva, an intelligence officer in the Palestinian Authority. Palestinian Authority and Palestinian security forces have yet to respond to the report.