Tuesday, 10 November 2015

11 and 14-year-old Palestinians carry out stabbing attack on Jerusalem light rail guard

Two Arab youths stabbed a security guard for the light rail in the northeastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Pisgat Ze’ev on Tuesday, police said. Minutes later, a stabbing attack was thwarted near Damascus Gate.

The security guard, who was moderately wounded in the attack, managed to fire his weapon toward the two attackers, wounding one, an 11-year-old boy.

Passengers on the light rail subdued the second attacker, who is 14, until police officers arrived at the scene and took him into custody.

According to Palestinian sources, the two attackers were cousins, Moawiyah and Ali Alkam. One is from the Shuafat refugee camp and the other from nearby Beit Hanina.

The victim suffered stab wounds to the upper body, according to the Magen David Adom first-aid service.


Attempted stabbing attack in Old City of Jerusalem. Assailant shot on site.

A Palestinian took out a knife and tried to stab a police officer before being shot. He was in a critical condition when being taken to hospital, but later died of his wounds.

Here is a video of the attack.

Please note some may find this footage upsetting.


Attempted stabbing attack of Border Policeman near Jerusalem. Assailant shot on site.

Border Police shot dead a Palestinian teenager Tuesday afternoon as he attempted to stab officers near the East Jerusalem village of Abu Dis, in the third stabbing attack of the day against Israelis.

According to police, officers approached the man at the Kiosk Junction in order to search him. He then pulled out a knife and ran at the guards who shot and disarmed him on the spot.

“He mumbled something to me, I was sure that he had come to ask for assistance, he suddenly pulled out a knife and ran at me,” described one of the officers.

The assailant died of his wounds at the site. No other injuries were reported. He was later identified as a 16-year-old from the West Bank city of Jenin, the Walla website reported.