Attempted stabbing attack thwarted at Damascus Gate; Attempted ramming attack foiled in Kiryat Arba

At around 1:00 PM, a knife-wielding Jordanian citizen ran towards Border Police officers at Jerusalem's Damascus Gate. The officers responded by shooting the terrorist. 40 minutes later, 2 terrorists tried to run over Israelis who were waiting at a bus station near the entrance of Kiryat Arba. The terrorists were neutralized at the scene.

Footage from the Damascus Gate, today

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At around 1:00 PM, a Jordanian terrorist in his 20s took out a knife and tried to stab Border Police officers who were patrolling near at Jerusalem's Damascus Gate. The officers noticed the terrorist and neutralized him immediately by shooting him. 40 minutes later, 2 terrorists attempted to run over Israelis who were waiting at a bus stop near Kiryat Arba. The terrorists were neutralized.

In the first attempted terror attack, the terrorist was critically injured when the officers were neutralizing him. The officers found a second knife while frisking the terrorist as well as documents identifying him as a Jordanian citizen.

Kiryat Arba, today Photo Credit: Divochai Ha-Rega/Channel 2 News

In the second attempted terror attack, the two terrorists, a man and a woman, tried to run over 3 Israelis who were waiting at the Elias Junction near Kiryat Arba. The IDF force that was at the bus stop neutralized the terrorists. The male terrorist was eliminated and the female terrorist was critically injured. The three Israelis had panic attacks due to the attempted terror attack.

About an hour after the attempted terror attack near Kiryat Arba, stones and glass bottles full of paint were hurled at a bus on Highway 1 between Jerusalem and Ma’ale Adumim. The bus driver was slightly injured as a result of the glass fragments. He was transported to a local hospital. Police officers are currently searching for those responsible for the attack.

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