Palestinian is killed after fatal attack
A Palestinian fatally stabbed two Israeli men as they walked in Jerusalem’s Old City and seriously injured a toddler and a woman before he was shot and killed by an officer on duty, police said Saturday.
Police later identified the attacker as a 19-year-old from alBireh, near Ramallah.
Both Israeli men died from their wounds, police said, adding that the mother and the toddler were in serious condition.
It was the latest in a series of deadly Palestinian attacks against Israeli civilians. On Thursday, suspected Palestinian gunmen killed an Israeli couple in front of their children as they drove in the West Bank.
Hamas, the Islamist militant group that controls the Gaza Strip, issued a statement praising Saturday’s attack, which it called “heroic.” Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has not commented.