April 13, 2021

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29-Mar-17: At entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City, another foiled stabbing attack


At Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate (Sha’ar Schechem in Hebrew), it’s reported this afternoon (Wednesday) that a female assailant “appears to have attempted to stab police officers” in an apparent terror attack. Officers of the Border Guard at the scene shot her according to Times of Israel and she died of her injuries. A police statement as of about 4:00 pm (see Twitter) suggests the Old City is closed off and police and emergency units are at the scene.

All the elements of what appears to be a successfully foiled attack are familiar: a woman with a knife; Damascus Gate and the Old City area; Israeli police as the targets.

This is a continuing story.

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