Two Israelis wounded in Jerusalem terror attack die of injuries

( Two Israelis who were wounded in a terror attack in the Old City of Jerusalem on Wednesday have died of their injuries.

Shortly after 1 p.m., two terrorists armed with knives stabbed three passersby at the Jaffa Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem before being shot and killed by two Border Police officers patrolling nearby.

The Old City of Jerusalem's Jaffa Gate. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. 

One of the victims, who was accidently shot by police during the stabbing attack, was named as Ofer Ben-Ari, 46. The second victim was named Reuven Biermacher, who served as a rabbi at the Aish Hatorah yeshiva in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Another victim was also wounded in the attack and remains in serious condition.

Emergency medical personnel were dispatched to the scene described the scene as “gruesome.”

Nahum Bernstein, a first responder, recounted: "When I arrived at the scene, I saw three victims, one of them wounded critically. Together with additional volunteers we administered CPR. This was a gruesome scene on the well-known path to the Western Wall,” Israel Hayom reported. 

Posted on December 23, 2015 .