Stabbings near Jerusalem market, attackers ‘neutralised’

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Two Palestinian women stabbed and lightly wounded an elderly Palestinian man with scissors near a Jerusalem market Monday before security forces shot the assailants, killing one and seriously wounding the other.

Stabbings near Jerusalem market, attackers ‘neutralised’

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Stabbings near Jerusalem market, attackers ‘neutralised’: police

Jerusalem (Undefined)

– 23 November 2015 12:23

– AFP

– 2NDLEAD

Two Palestinian women stabbed and lightly wounded an elderly Palestinian man with scissors near a Jerusalem market Monday before security forces shot the assailants, killing one and seriously wounding the other.

“Two female terrorists armed with scissors stabbed a man next to the (Mahane Yehuda) market,” police spokeswoman Luba Samri said.

“An officer who observed the event approached, fired accurately and neutralised the terrorists,” she added.

Police said the assailants were from the Jerusalem area aged 14 and 16, and their victim was a 70-year-old Palestinian, apparently from the West Bank.

The 70-year-old man was taken to the Hadassah Hospital with light injuries after being stabbed in the back and head, a hospital spokeswoman said.

A 27-year-old man who was shot in the hand in unclear circumstances was also hospitalised with light injuries, apparently after being accidentally shot by security forces.

Mahane Yehuda is Jerusalem’s best known market and is a popular tourist destination.

The stabbings were the latest in a wave of attacks by Palestinians since October 1 that have left 90 Palestinians dead, including one Arab Israeli, as well as 16 Israelis, an American and an Eritrean.

Around half of the Palestinians killed have been alleged attackers.

The attacks were originally focussed in and around Jerusalem but had shifted to the occupied West Bank, particularly in and around the flashpoint city of Hebron.

Monday’s stabbings were the first attack in Jerusalem in nearly two weeks.

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