Attempted stabbing at Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate, terrorist eliminated

A terrorist was shot and eliminated after attempting to stab police officers at the Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem. No injuries were reported. Large police forces are making their way to the area.
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Today (Wednesday), a female Palestinian armed with a knife attempted to stab police officers in the Old City of Jerusalem. Security forces at the scene shot and eliminated the terrorist. No other injuries were reported.

Approximately at 16:00, the terrorist exited the Old City and headed towards the Damascus Gate. After identifying a force of police and Border Police at the gate’s entrance, she approached them, took out her knife and attempted to stab them.

Damascus Gate, Jerusalem Photo credit: Reuters/ Channel 2 News

As Passover approaches, there is a growing belief that more Palestinians will try to carry out such ‘lone wolf’ attacks. As a result, security forces are expected to increase security in the capital ahead of and during the holiday.

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