An 18-year-old female Muslim terrorist stabbed a 36-year-old Israeli in his upper body on Wednesday morning, October 7, near the Lion’s Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem.
The victim, who was lightly to moderately wounded and treated at the scene before being taken to hospital, managed to shoot and neutralize his attacker. She was taken to Hadassah Ein-Karem hospital in serious condition.
According to Israeli police, the terrorist managed to pass through security before carrying out the attack.
Immediately after the attack, police evacuated Jews from the Temple Mount. Muslims who were there rushed to the scene of the attack, shouting and cursing, according to a group that was visiting the Mount.
Israel had restricted Palestinian access to the Mount and to the Old City for two days in the wake of last week’s terror attacks in Jerusalem and surroundings that claimed the lives of four civilians. Wednesday’s attack comes after police ended the ban earlier in the morning.
Two Israeli civilians, husband and wife, have been killed in a terror attack which occurred shortly after 21:00 near the Itamar community in Samaria. The Jewish family of six was driving near the Palestinian village of Beit Furik when their vehicle came under heavy gunfire.
The four children in the car, who witnessed their parents’ shooting, have been reportedly safely rescued.
IDF spokesperson has confirmed the tragic event and stated that “IDF forces are currently scouring the area for the terrorists.”
Israeli Minister, Uri Ariel had stated in response to the event that “this murderous occurrence which orphaned four little children is the direct result of Abu Mazen’s litany of lies last night at the United Nations. The responsibility is his and he must answer for it.”
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While driving on route 60, Ronen Edri (47) was shot at from a moving vehicle. Edri was evacuated to the Meir Hospital in Kfar Sava, while security forces began blocking the area and searching for the perpetrators.
The Samaria Regional Council spokesperson related Edri’s statement on the incident “I am very angry that we are here in Samaria and we are not safe,” Edri said.
“I feel like we are playing Russian roulette. You are driving down the road and all of a sudden they shoot at you. I am a citizen of Israel and I want to feel safe in my country.”