(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Two female Palestinian terrorists armed with scissors tried to stab Israelis outside a bustling Jerusalem market on Monday. Two men, ages 27 and 70, were injured in the attack.
One of the terrorists was killed and the other was moderately wounded as security personnel rushed to subdue them. According to Israel Police sources, the terrorists were aged 14 and 16.
The incident occurred around 11:30 a.m. at a security checkpoint outside the Mahane Yehuda market. The terrorists pulled out their scissors and pounced on the elderly man, who turned out to be a Palestinian from Bethlehem. They then tried to stab two more women, but security personnel opened fire at them, killing one and neutralizing the other.
The elderly man suffered stab wounds to the head and back. The 26-year-old man, who had taken part in efforts to subdue the terrorists, suffered light gunshot wounds after apparently being caught in crossfire. Both victims and the wounded terrorist received emergency care at the scene and were then transported to hospitals in Jerusalem.