Jordanian National Stabs Israeli Policeman in Jerusalem Old City



57-year-old Jordanian national, who entered Israel a few days ago as a tourist, stabbed the policeman in Jerusalem's Old City, according to local media.


An Israeli police officer was attacked by a Jordanian citizen wielding a knife in the city of Jerusalem on Saturday, local media reported.

According to The Times of Israel newspaper, a 57-year-old Jordanian national, who entered Israel a few days ago as a tourist, stabbed the policeman in Jerusalem's Old City.

The policeman was reportedly moderately injured, but managed to kill the attacker with a gun. 

The victim was taken to a local hospital for medical treatment.

The incident comes against the background of increasing stabbing attacks in Israel committed by Palestinians.


In April, a UK citizen Hannah Bladon was critically injured by a Palestinian resident of East Jerusalem Jamil Tamimi near the Old City in Jerusalem. 

She later died in a hospital due to numerous stab wounds. 

A week later pedestrians in Israeli city of Tel Aviv were attacked by a Palestinian man. 

The incident was recognized as a terror attack.

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