Two border police stabbed in Jerusalem following Thursday terror attack in West Bank

Police searching for suspect in stabbing of two border police in Jerusalem’s Old City; 11-year old girl suffers 3rd degree burns after Molotov cocktail thrown into vehicle in West Bank Thursday; High security in Jerusalem

Checkpoint in Old City Jerusalem Friday (Roi Yanovsky)

Checkpoint in Old City Jerusalem Friday (Roi Yanovsky)

Two Israeli Border Guards were stabbed in Old City Jerusalem early Friday morning following Muslim prayers in the holy site. One of the policeman, a 19 year old was stabbed in the neck, the second, 35, was stabbed in the hand.

Security forces have closed entry into the Lion Gate entrance to the Old City and have blocked roads and set up checkpoints in search of the assailants.

According to an initial investigation, an Arab suspect stabbed a border guard in the neck while leaving morning prayers, the second border guard wounded in attempting to rescue him.

Chief of Jerusalem’s Police Moshe Adri stated on the attack, “This is a serious event, an attack on police officers. The Jerusalem Police will work to apprehend the terrorist.”

This is the second terror attack in two days, a 11 year old girl, Ayala Shapira suffering from third degree burns in over 40% of her body after a Palestinian threw a Molotov cocktail in the vehicle she was in along with her father close to the Palestinian city of Nablus. Her father was also slightly injured in the attack.

Over 12 Palestinians were arrested on Friday morning from the town of Azzoun and are currently being questioned by the Shin Bet.

Ayala Shapira

Ayala Shapira