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East Jerusalem: Two injured in Old City twin stabbing attacks00:48

East Jerusalem: Two injured in Old City twin stabbing attacks

Disputed Territory, Old City of Jerusalem
May 31, 2019 at 08:39 GMT +00:00 · Published

At least two people were injured in twin stabbing attacks in the Old City of Jerusalem on Friday.

The first attack reportedly took place near Damascus Gate. The man, who is believed to be 50 years old, sustained "severe injuries in his upper torso and head" and was taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Centre, according to the Magen David Adom (MDA) Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Yossi Cassouto.

After carrying out the first attack, the suspect reportedly started running away, stabbing a second person, who is believed to be 18 years old. According to the MDA paramedic, their emergency team saw the second victim near Hurva Synagogue, where they "gave him initial treatment" before taking him to an intensive care unit.

The assailant, who was allegedly a 19-year old Palestinian man, was shot dead by police officers at the scene.

The attacks took place a day before Jerusalem Day, the annual commemoration of the establishment of the Israeli control over the Old City.

On Friday, police said that a Palestinian man, who is believed to be in his 40s, was arrested at the Qalandiya crossing in the West Bank, after a knife was found inside his jacket.

Mandatory credit: MDA Spokesperson Unit

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At least two people were injured in twin stabbing attacks in the Old City of Jerusalem on Friday.

The first attack reportedly took place near Damascus Gate. The man, who is believed to be 50 years old, sustained "severe injuries in his upper torso and head" and was taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Centre, according to the Magen David Adom (MDA) Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Yossi Cassouto.

After carrying out the first attack, the suspect reportedly started running away, stabbing a second person, who is believed to be 18 years old. According to the MDA paramedic, their emergency team saw the second victim near Hurva Synagogue, where they "gave him initial treatment" before taking him to an intensive care unit.

The assailant, who was allegedly a 19-year old Palestinian man, was shot dead by police officers at the scene.

The attacks took place a day before Jerusalem Day, the annual commemoration of the establishment of the Israeli control over the Old City.

On Friday, police said that a Palestinian man, who is believed to be in his 40s, was arrested at the Qalandiya crossing in the West Bank, after a knife was found inside his jacket.

Mandatory credit: MDA Spokesperson Unit

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