Police in Jerusalem’s Old City noticed an Arab girl acting suspiciously on Wednesday evening. She was walking down the street holding a bag, but she was keeping her hand inside the bag, according to a police report.
The police carefully approached her, and when she realized she was being surrounded she tried to run.
The police arrested the 17-year-old girl, separating her from the bag and the large knife that she was holding inside the bag.
Thanks to the alert policemen a potential terror attack was foiled.
Am Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man, 60, was stabbed by an Arab terrorist Monday night, around 10:30 PM, on Haldia Street in the Muslim quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. The terrorist, dressed in jeans and a black coat fled the scene and police have begun a manhunt.
The victim made his way over to the Lion’s Gate after the attack, where he reached security forces.
The knife used by the terrorist has been located.
Israel Weingarten, an MDA paramedic, told reporters: “A man of 60 was sitting near the Lions’ Gate, after having been stabbed in his upper body. He was fully conscious and told us he had been stabbed over in the alleys and ran towards the Lions’ Gate to seek help from the security force there. We gave him first aid, dressed the wound and stopped the bleeding and evacuated him to the hospital in moderate and stable condition.”
Update: Tuesday, 12:51 AM: Police believe they have caught the suspect.
Update: Tuesday, 1:01 AM: Police have confirmed they have caught the terrorist – an 18-year-old Arab from the territories. The terrorist was hiding in a basement and had changed his clothing. Police used security cameras in the Old City to track him down. He confessed during the interrogation.
Danish reporter ‘Jerusalem Jane’ Kiel announced in a video report on Facebook Thursday morning (April 28) that she was cleared to return to the Temple Mount by police at the precinct near the Jaffat Gate entrance to the Old City.
“After being forced off the Temple Mount again I just talked to the police,” she wrote in her post. “They checked my passport and, according to them I AM ALLOWED ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT.. “So the Waqf say no, but the Israeli police says yes.
And the fact is, it was the [Israel] police that took me off after the Waqft (sic) told them to… See you up there sometime soon. We will see who is in charge..”
JewishPress.com was unable to reach the Israel Police spokesperson on the incident despite repeated attempts to do so.
Could it be that Israel Police and Jordanian Islamic Waqf security personnel are playing the game of “good cop, bad cop” with international journalists on the Temple Mount these days?