Israeli officer who eliminated Jerusalem terrorist: “I shot him several times”

The Israel Broder Police officer who eliminated the terrorist in Jerusalem yesterday recalled how he confronted the terrorist who was armed with a knife. The officer shot the terrorist several times after he jumped on him with the knife.

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The Israel Border Police officer who eliminated the terrorist who stabbed Israelis in Jerusalem’s Old City yesterday was slightly injured by shrapnel in his leg. The officer recalled how he led a team of officers in pursuit of the terrorist even after he entered a residential building.

“During my patrol shift in the Old City, we received a report about two people who were stabbed by a terrorist,” he recalled. “When I arrived [at the scene], I asked them where the terrorist had gone and they pointed to a residential building.”

The officer in the hospital Photo Credit: Israel Police Spokesperson/Channel 2 News

“During the manhunt and the search, I entered the home and suddenly, the terrorist jumped on me with the knife,” he continued. “I shot him several times and neutralized him.”

The terrorist, 17-year-old Ahmed Ghazal from Sebastia, stabbed two young Israeli men. One of the victims was moderately injured while the other sustained minor injuries. Israeli rescue forces arrived at the scene and evacuated the victims to the Hadassah medical centers at Ein Kerem and Mount Scopus.

After the terror attack, police closed off the access to the Old City gates. As a result, several clashes broke out near the city’s Damascus Gate. Dozens of young Palestinians threw rocks and Molotov cocktails at police officers. The officers used tear gas in order to disperse the rioters.

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