JERUSÁLEM (Reuters) – A Palestinian stabbed two Israelis, including a soldier, and was later shot dead on Monday near an East Jerusalem conflict area that is the focus of Palestinian protests, security services said. emergency.
Israeli ambulance service Magen David Adom said two men in their 20s were wounded in the attack, one seriously and one slightly.
Israeli emergency service Zaka, who also sent a team to the scene, confirmed that the alleged attacker was killed after police said he was “neutralized”.
The incident occurred near the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, where the possible evictions of Palestinian families sparked mass protests and helped trigger 11 days of fighting between Israel and Gaza militants.
The military said one of the injured was a soldier. A video posted on social media showed him, dressed in an Israeli Air Force uniform, with a knife stuck in his back and on his knees receiving medical treatment.
Tensions are high in Sheikh Jarrah and the Al-Aqsa mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem, where Israeli police operations in recent weeks have contributed to causing a military clash between Israel and Hamas, the Islamic rulers of Gaza.
A ceasefire between Israel and Hamas mediated by Egypt was maintained for the fourth day on Monday.