Israeli police have shot dead a man they say who tried to stab a police officer near the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
Man shot in Jerusalam knife attack
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A knife-wielding assailant was shot dead on Friday (September 16) after he tried to stab Israeli police officers at a main entrance to Jerusalem’s walled Old City, a police spokesman said.
The man was identified by police as a resident of Jordan, but it was not immediately clear whether he held Jordanian nationality.
Earlier in the day, a Palestinian who was shot during an Israeli army raid on Thursday near the town of Hebron, in the occupied West Bank, died of his wounds, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. The military said troops fired at him while he was fleeing arrest.
In violence since October in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, at least 212 Palestinians have been killed, 141 of whom Israel said were assailants. Others died during clashes and protests.
Palestinians, many of them acting alone and with rudimentary weapons, have killed at least 33 Israelis and two visiting Americans in attacks that have waned in recent months.
Friday’s incident occurred outside heavily-patrolled Damascus Gate, a flashpoint of violence.