Three Israeli policemen were wounded in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Old City Thursday morning.
According to police, officers spotted the assailant acting suspiciously near the Iron Gate entrance to the Temple Mount and began to question him.
“During the examination of the suspect, he pulled out a knife and stabbed one of the officers in his upper body,” police said.
According to the Times of Israel, another two officers opened fire at the attacker, later named as 20-year-old Bader Amer from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina, and he was declared dead at the scene shortly thereafter.
In addition to the stabbed policeman, one officer was hurt when he was shot by so-called friendly fire as his colleagues opened fire toward the assailant.
Recent terror attacks
The stabbing followed several attacks by Palestinians against Israeli civilians and security forces in recent days.
In a shooting terror attack on Saturday, an Israeli man was shot dead in Hebron. The terrorist was rammed by a security guard and shot dead by an off-duty soldier.
On Sunday, a Palestinian driver plowed his vehicle into Israeli soldiers at two locations south of Jericho, injuring five of them before being shot.
On Wednesday, an officer in the Israel Defense Forces was seriously wounded in a car-ramming attack at a West Bank checkpoint east of the Israeli city of Modiin. The Palestinian attacker was shot dead.