The Washington Post

Israeli officers fatally shoot Palestinia­n attacker:


Israeli police shot and killed a knifewield­ing Palestinia­n who attempted to stab police officers in Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday, officials said. Palestinia­n officials identified the man as a 50-yearold doctor from East Jerusalem, who residents said had faced financial issues in recent months. Hundreds of Palestinia­ns had gathered earlier in the walled Old City’s al-aqsa Mosque compound, where they protested in support of six militants who broke out of a maximum-security Israeli jail this week. Soon after the Jerusalem protest, a Palestinia­n wielding a knife attempted to stab police officers near one of the mosque compound’s gates, a police spokeswoma­n said. Officers shot him before he could strike them, she added.

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