(July 24, 2022 / JNS) Police likely thwarted a terrorist attack in Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday, the Israel Police said in a statement.
Police monitoring the Old City from a control center spotted a man trailing several Jews in a suspicious manner.
Border Police officers alerted to the scene stopped the suspect for questioning, during which he attempted to discard a knife that had been in his pocket.
The suspect was immediately arrested and the knife recovered, according to police.
התצפיתנית זיהתה חשוד עוקב אחר מתפללים בעיר העתיקה – כוחות מג״ב עצרו אותו, וסיכלו פיגוע דקירה
החשוד (33, מזרח י-ם) זוהה בסביבות השעה 05:30 ע”י תצפיתנית מרכז השליטה של מחוז ירושלים כשהוא עוקב אחרי מתפללים. הוא נעצר בתוך זמן קצר ע”י לוחמי מג”ב, והשליך את הסכין שהייתה ברשותו pic.twitter.com/EdJBogCDQK
— משטרת ישראל (@IL_police) July 22, 2022
On July 19, a Palestinian terrorist in his early 40s stabbed a passenger with a screwdriver while on a bus traveling near Jerusalem.
The assailant was killed by an Israeli civilian, Meshi Ben Ami, a photographer for Ynet news who happened to be passing by the bus when the attack took place.
The passenger, a 41-year-old Israeli man, suffered moderate wounds and was evacuated to Shaare Zedek Medical Center.
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