Palestinian shot dead after stabbing 2 Israeli officers

A video has emerged showing the moment a19-year-old Palestinian stabbed two Israeli security officers in Jerusalem. The man was subsequently shot dead by police in the vicinity.

The incident took place near the Damascus Gate, in the Old City. Police approached the teenager, who they believed was acting suspiciously and asked him to hand over his ID for inspection.

“After handing over his ID card, the terrorist stabbed one of the officers in the neck and another one in the upper body,” police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld was quoted as saying by the Jerusalem Post, which also obtained footage of the incident.

“Police nearby shot and killed him, and a third officer was lightly wounded when he was accidentally struck by one of the bullets,” he added.

The officers were immediately taken to the hospital, with Rosenfeld saying their condition was between moderate and serious.

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