An Israel-American Border Police officer was killed in a terror attack near Herod’s Gate to Jerusalem’s Old City on Monday. Another officer was moderately wounded in the attack.
Magen David Adom paramedics treated the victims for stab wounds before evacuating them to Hadassah Medical Center on Mount Scopus, where the female officer succumbed to her wounds.
The slain officer was named as Sgt. Elisheva Rose Ida Lubin, 20, from Kibbutz Sa’ad near the Gaza border.
Police said Lubin immigrated from Atlanta in the United States in August 2021 and was drafted into the police force in March of the following year.
The terrorist was killed. He was identified as a 16-year-old resident of the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya. Police said another suspect was detained at the scene, and that his connection to the assailant and the attack were being investigated.
Israel Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai arrived at the scene and was holding an assessment with Jerusalem District commander Doron Turgeman and other officers.
Fifty-nine police officers have been killed since Hamas’s Oct. 7 invasion of southern Israel.
Last week, an Israeli policeman was seriously wounded in a stabbing attack near the Shivtei Yisrael light rail stop in Jerusalem.
On Oct. 12, two police officers were injured in a terrorist shooting just outside Jerusalem’s Old City.
On Sunday night, Israeli police arrested 23 terror suspects in Jerusalem’s Shuafat neighborhood and the town of Anata northeast of the capital.
Alleged offenses included involvement in violent disturbances in recent weeks, including throwing stones and firebombs. Others were arrested on suspicion of publishing incitement to violence and terrorism and supporting Hamas.
One suspect was arrested for funding the riots that took place in the weeks after Hamas’s Oct. 7 massacre, during which Palestinian death squads rampaged through western Negev communities, murdering 1,400 people, wounding thousands more and taking as many as 240 hostages back to Gaza.