Palestinian man killed after stabbing Israeli soldier, grabbing his gun


(JTA) — A Palestinian man on a bus entering Jerusalem was shot and killed after stabbing an Israeli army officer and stealing his gun.

According to police, the unidentified assailant also stabbed an Israeli passenger who struggled to stop him. Both the officer and civilian were taken to the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem with moderate injuries.

After the attacker took the officer’s gun, police from the area who entered the Egged bus shot the man dead.

The incident on Monday night was the fourth similar attack in Jerusalem in a span of 12 hours.

Earlier in the day, a 13-year-old Israeli was injured while riding his bike by two Palestinian attackers, aged 13 and 15. An hour earlier, an 18-year-old woman was moderately wounded by gunshots after stabbing a border police officer.

Hours before that, an Arab man was shot and killed after attempting to stab an Israeli policeman in the Old City neighborhood.

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