JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Two 25-year-old youths were moderately injured in a stabbing attack which took place near Jerusalem’s central bus station Monday afternoon. The terrorist, a 17-year-old youth from near Hevron, was shot and neutralized by a border policewoman and was taken to hospital for treatment.Click to get Text Message Updates right to your phone
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The attack occurred at the entrance to a cosmetics store. The terrorist apparently walked to the entrance to the store and then started stabbing people. Immediately afterwards he was shot by the border policewoman.
An MDA team arriving at the scene treated the injured persons and transferred them to Shaarei Tzedek hospital. Five other people were treated for shock. Police arrested two other people who were suspected of aiding the terrorist. Jerusalem Police commander Doron Turjeman said that “we are witnessing an escalation [in attacks] and are prepared for every eventuality.”
The attack followed an attempted stabbing attack at the Gush Etzion junction south of Jerusalem on Monday morning. A terrorist ran towards soldiers brandishing a knife and crying Allahu Aqbar. The soldiers shot and seriously injured him. There were no casualties in the incident.
A security official said that the terrorist was a resident of Beit Fajer with no previous security offenses. Apparently he decided to carry out the attack for personal reasons.