Attempted terror stabbings in Jerusalem, Gush Etzion

Police, troops unharmed in two separate attempted stabbing attacks; Both terrorists shot dead.

By World Israel News Staff

Security forces thwarted two separate attempted terror stabbings on Sunday evening, with both perpetrators shot dead.

On Monday evening, an unnamed Arab assailant tried to stab police officers patrolling in Jerusalem’s Old City. The terrorist failed to harm the officers and was killed.

Magen David Adom paramedics said in a statement that they treated a bystander, who was “lightly wounded” by shrapnel from the gunfire used to neutralize the terrorist.

Within an hour, a man from the PA-controlled town of Husan was shot and killed by IDF soldiers, after he charged them with a knife.

The soldiers had been patrolling near the village, which is located near the city of Beitar Illit in Gush Etzion.

The PA Health Ministry later identified the attacker as Rami Rashid Al-Batha, 35. The ministry claimed that his body is being held by Israeli security forces.

Last week, Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian teenager who had attempted to stab them in the PA town of Eizaryia, a Jerusalem suburb.

In surveillance camera footage released by the IDF, the teenager can be seen producing a knife and trying to stab troops. The assailant was not named, but was said to be a resident of eastern Jerusalem.

In January, a terrorist illegally working in Israel stabbed a 79-year-old woman to death in the central Israel city of Ra’anana, stole her vehicle, and intentionally rammed a group of high school students waiting for a bus.

20 people were wounded in the attack.

Also in January, two security guards were wounded by a terrorist who stabbed them in the Mishor Adumim industrial zone, on the outskirts of Jerusalem. The perpetrator was killed.

In December 2023, two Israelis were moderately wounded in a stabbing attack at a checkpoint near Jerusalem. The terrorist, a 24-year-old resident of eastern Jerusalem, was shot dead at the scene.