A terrorist stabbed an IDF soldier from Nahal’s 50th Brigade in Hebron Saturday morning, reports show that the soldier was lightly injured.
Earlier in the day a suspected terrorist of Jordanian nationality attempted to stab police officers at Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate. A soldier was lightly stabbed in the face, before soldiers next him shot and killed the assailant .According to police, the terrorist walked out of the Damascus Gate with knives outstretched in both of his hands.
He headed to a border police unit that was standing guard by the gate and shouted out, “Allahu Akbar,’ a police spokesperson said. A border policewoman who was at the scene said, that her back was to the terrorist, but she turned immediately after hearing his shouts and saw the knives:
“I immediately took a step back, drew my weapon and fired.”
Her shot killed the the 28-year-old assailant who had entered Israel yesterday coming via the Allenby Bridge. The Jordan minister of culture spokesman, Sabah al-Rifai state that Jordan is closely following the situation in order to understand what happened. Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City has been a flashpoint for terror attacks during the wave of violence that began nearly a year ago.