3 Israelis seriously injured in Jerusalem stabbing attack


JERUSALEM (JTA) — At least three Israelis were seriously injured in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem, and the two assailants were shot and killed.

One of the victims in the Wednesday afternoon attack was in critical condition and being resuscitated at the scene of the attack, the Jaffa Gate in the Old City. Two others were taken to Jerusalem hospitals in serious condition, according to reports. One of the victims reportedly was hit by police gunfire trying to stop the assailants, who were identified by Israel Police as Palestinians from eastern Jerusalem.

Border Police shot the assailants, according to Israel Police, which said one died at the scene and the other at a Jerusalem hospital.

Jaffa Gate is a main entrance gate into the Old City. Many tourists can be found milling around the area, especially during the Christmas season.

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