(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) An Israeli Border Police officer in his 20s was stabbed in the neck by an 18-year-old Palestinian terrorist Sunday morning at Damascus Gate outside Jerusalem’s Old City. The officer sustained critical wounds, but managed to shoot the attacker.
An emergency medical rescue team dispatched to the scene found the officer with multiple stab wounds to his neck and chest. He was evacuated to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center and placed in a medically induced coma. The Palestinian terrorist, a resident of Hebron, was also critically wounded and was evacuated to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital.
Jerusalem District Police Commander Maj. Gen. Moshe Edri lauded the wounded police officer for his “quick response despite a serious injury.”
“His response brought an immediate end to the event and prevented the injury of more innocent people,” Edri said.