A Palestinian stabbed and injured two Israelis in a cosmetics store in Jerusalem, before being shot dead by border police, local law enforcement said. The suspect and two victims are hospitalized.
The incident took place at a store in Jerusalem on Monday, with Israeli ambulance service Magen David Adom claiming that the victims, two men in their mid-twenties, suffered moderate injuries and received treatment on the spot before moving on. be taken to hospital.
The alleged perpetrator was then shot dead by a policewoman. Israeli emergency service ZAKA said the man was seriously injured. A police spokesperson told AFP the assailant was a Palestinian from the West Bank city of Hebron.
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Jerusalem District Police Commander Doron Turgeman condemned the attack as a “escalation,” telling reporters at the scene that the agents are “”deployed in force on the ground for any scenario.
The incident came just hours after reports that a Palestinian stabbed an Israeli soldier with a screwdriver in the West Bank. The attacker was “neutralized” and taken to hospital for treatment, the IDF noted in a subsequent statement.
Tensions have been mounting in the region since last Monday, when six Palestinian activists escaped from Israeli maximum security prison in Gilboa. Only four of the men were picked up.
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