A Palestinian man was shot dead after he allegedly injured two Israelis in a stabbing attack in central Jerusalem on Saturday night, Israeli police said. He was the 116th Palestinian to be killed since 1 Ocrtober.
Israeli police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld
said the Palestinian, identified as a 21-year-old from Beit Hanina in
occupied East Jerusalem, was shot and killed after he allegedly hit one
Israeli with his car, before stabbing another with a knife.
the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported that one of these Israelis was
injured when he was apparently "hit by a vehicle that passed by the
scene as he was attempting to flee."Rosenfeld initially
reported that a third Israeli had been injured during the incident, but
later confirmed that this person was treated for shock. A
spokesperson for Shaare Zedek hospital confirmed that two Israelis were
brought there with "very light" wounds. She said that one of them was an
Israeli soldier, who appeared to have been stabbed, while the other had
been hit by a car.The scene of the incident, in West Jerusalem's Romema neighborhood, was closed off by Israeli police.