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Jerusalem Central Bus Station.

A 72-year-old woman was stabbed by an Arab terrorist Wednesday evening as she was boarding a bus on Jaffa Street near the entrance to the Central Bus Station in Jerusalem.

The bus driver made sure to get her aboard the vehicle and then quickly closed the door so the terrorist could not board and continue attacking that victim, or others.

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The victim was seriously wounded but remained conscious throughout her ordeal. She was treated at the scene by Magen David Adom medics before being evacuated to Shaare Zedek Medical Center.

She is now listed in fair condition.

The terrorist was shot and killed by a special ops police officer who spotted him running away from the scene with the knife in his hand.

At least 31 Israelis at the scene were taken to a local hospital to be treated for severe shock and trauma. Dozens of others at the scene and elsewhere are also suffering milder symptoms of trauma and anxiety. The attack came less than two hours after the funeral for the victim for Tuesday’s terror victim and about an hour after a failed terror attack by a 19-year-old Arab stabber at the Damascus Gate entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City.

Mental health professionals and security personnel are making efforts to reassure the local population and calm the atmosphere after an evening in which there were two attempted terror attacks in the city within less than an hour.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.

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