A Palestinian has been shot to death after stabbing a ultra-orthodox jew on the Damascus Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem. The assailant attempted to stab a Israeli Border Police officer after attacking the ultra-Orthodox, but was shot.
The attacked Israeli is an ultra-Orthodox man from 20 years old that was attended by the Red Star of David and transferred to Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem, reports the newspaper ‘The Jerusalem Post’. From the hospital they have reported that the victim is stable.
“There was a fully conscious ultra-Orthodox young man in his 20s with a stab wound“explains a health worker. They then gave him first aid and evacuated him to the hospital in a mobile intensive care unit “with moderate to severe prognosis”.
Several Palestinian media have released a video in which you can see the attacker curled up on the ground. Along with him, several agents of the Israeli Border Police pointing their pistols.
Several Palestinians arrested
The incident led to the arrest of several Palestinians who were in the Damascus Gate area, according to the Palestinian Information Center. They indicate that the Palestinian was “executed” by the police, who prevented him from receiving health care.
The Israeli authorities have closed the Esplanade of the Mosques after the event, according to the Palestinian press.