Two Officers Stabbed in Jerusalem’s Old City
Knife-wielding Arab terrorist catches officers by surprise and stabs them.
Video has emerged showing the shocking stabbing of two Border Patrol officers, who were attacked by an Arab terrorist on Friday morning at a police security point near the Lion’s Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem.
The attack occurred right after Muslim morning prayers concluded on the Temple Mount with Muslims leaving the site in large numbers.
While there was initial doubt as to whether the attacker came from the Temple Mount or from alleyways in the Old City, the video would seem to support the latter assessment as the attacker is seen coming from the opposite direction as the throngs of Muslim worshippers.
One of the policemen, 19, was wounded in his neck. Then the second one, 35, was wounded in his hand while trying to defend himself from the attacker. The two were evacuated to the Shaarei Tzedek Hospital in the city.
Security forces continue to search for the attacker, who fled the scene as can be seen in the end of the video.
Jerusalem Councilman Arieh King, who posted the video to his Facebook page on Friday, blamed Internal Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovich (Yisrael Beytenu) for the collapse of security in the capital, and the orders on security officers to avoid fire on Arab attackers.
“Ask yourselves what stopped the Border Patrol soldiers from shooting with their personal weapons against the terrorist, and who educated them not to shoot when they try to murder them?” posed King.
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