Photo Credit: TPS
Police in the Old City of Jerusalem following a terror attack (archive)

A policeman was wounded in a stabbing attack between the Old City of Jerusalem’s Lion’s Gate, just before 1 PM on Wednesday.

The Arab terrorist came from the direction of Sha’ar Shechem towards the Hospice junction (near the Lion’s Gate).


The terrorist pulled out a screwdriver and stabbed a policeman in the head who was guarding the area. The other policemen quickly neutralized the terrorist.

The police announced that one policeman was lightly wounded.

Update (2:50 PM): Hadassah hospital reports the policeman is in light condition and undergoing additional tests.

MDA also treated a 14-year-old Arab boy, who local residents say was also wounded by the terrorist.

Update (2:50 PM): Hadassah hospital reports the boy is in moderate condition and conscious.

Both the police and the boy were taken to the hospital.

The terrorist has been shot and neutralized, but not killed.

According to ZAKA, the terrorist is seriously wounded, is still alive and was taken to the hospital.

Update (2:50 PM): Hadassah hospital reports the terrorist has died from his wounds.

The terrorist is a 21-year-old from Hebron.

Police and emergency teams near the Lion’s Gate following a terror attack. – Dec 14, 2016. Photo credit: United Hatzalah

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