One 20-year-old elite police soldier was in serious condition and another two (28, 30) were moderately wounded after a stabbing attack at Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem.Police said the seriously wounded man was apparently hit by friendly fire as security forces shot at the assailant.
The attacker was killed at the scene and the wounded policemen were evacuated for medical treatment at Shaare Zedek Medical Center and Hadassah Medical Center.
Public disturbances erupted near the site of the attack soon after.
On Sunday evening, four Israelis were stabbed by an Israeli Arab assailant in northern Israel, hours after a police officer was wounded when a Palestinian driver detonated a bomb at a checkpoint on the route from Jerusalem to the West Bank settlement of Ma’ale Adumim.
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