Palestinian terrorist stabs 2 in Jerusalem, killed by police

A Palestinian terrorist stabbed two Israelis Friday morning, one of whom was severely injured.

By World Israel News and AP

On Friday morning, a Palestinian terrorist carried out a brutal stabbing attack near Damascus Gate, one of the main entrances to Jerusalem’s Old City.

A a 50-year-old Israeli was in critical condition, while the second 18-year-old victim remains  in moderate condition. The 19-year-old suspect was shot and killed by security forces on the scene.

The stabbing occurred just hours before weekly Friday prayers at the nearby Al-Aqsa Mosque, which sits at the top of the Jewish Temple Mount, where tens of thousands of Muslims are expected for prayers on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan.

In other countries across the Mideast, rallies are set to take place Friday to mark Quds (Jerusalem) Day, an annual event held on the last Friday of Ramadan during which demonstrators call for the destruction of the State of Israel.

This year’s protests come as the Trump administration is set to release an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan whose details remain unknown.

On Sunday, Israel marks “Jerusalem Day,” when it celebrates the reunification of the Old City during the 1967 Mideast war.