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Israel police officer fatally stabbed in east Jerusalem

By AFP

November 6, 2023 09:08 PM


 

An Israeli border police officer died after being stabbed Monday by a Palestinian assailant in front of a police station in annexed east Jerusalem, police said.

Police said in a statement that "a terrorist armed with a knife stabbed border police officers at the Shalem police station" and that police "neutralised the terrorist".

Police said the 20-year-old border police officer died of her injuries after being taken to hospital. Another soldier, also 20, suffered light injuries.

The assailant was identified by police as a 16-year-old Palestinian from the east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Issawiya.

The force added that "another suspect" had been arrested near the scene of the attack, which had been cordoned off.

That marks the latest violence to flare up in the area as Israel deepens its military offensive in Gaza.

On October 30, a Palestinian stabbed and seriously wounded an Israeli police officer before being shot dead in east Jerusalem, the police said.

Israeli forces have stepped up their ground offensive in Gaza as part of the military response to the October 7 Hamas attacks that officials say killed 1,400 people, mostly civilians, with more than 240 people taken hostage.

Israel has relentlessly bombarded the Gaza Strip and sent in ground troops, with the health ministry in the Hamas-run Palestinian territory saying more than 10,000 people have been killed.



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