Israeli security guard seriously injured in Jerusalem stabbing attack
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Israeli security guard seriously injured in Jerusalem stabbing attack

Security personnel work at the scene of a Palestinian stabbing attack that seriously injured a civilian Israeli security guard in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem on March 18, 2018. (Yonatan Sindel/FLASH90)

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A civilian Israeli security guard was stabbed and seriously injured in a terror attack in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem.

The victim, reported to be in his 30s, was stabbed several times in his upper body and is in critical condition in Shaare Tzedek hospital in Jerusalem. Following surgery, he remained unconscious and connected to a respirator on Sunday night.

The stabber, who was first identified as a Turkish national visiting Israel, was later identified as Abd al-Rahman Bani Fadel, 28, a Palestinian man from a northern West Bank village near Nablus. He was shot and killed at the scene by an Israel Police officer. Fadel, who reportedly had no known ties to Palesitnian terror organizations,  had entered Jerusalem using a five-day permit that allowed him to look for work, according to the Israel Security Agency, or Shin Bet.

Parts of the Old City were closed down after the attack.

The attack comes two days after two soldiers were killed and two left in serious condition after a Palestinian car ramming attack in the West Bank.