a palestinian He died this Monday after being shot by Israeli police. after stabbing and seriously injuring a police officer Border Police at a gas station in occupied east Jerusalem, Israeli official sources reported.
"A terrorist resident in East Jerusalem arrived armed with a knife at the Mendelbaum gas station in Jerusalem. The terrorist stabbed a Border Police officer in the upper body and, after grabbing the officer's gun and unsuccessfully attempting to fire it , fled the scene," a police spokesperson announced.
"Border Police agents at the scene confronted the terrorist and neutralized him by opening fire," added the Police, who confirmed to EFE that the attacker died at the scene.
The Israeli emergency medical service Magen David Adom reported that the injured agent is a 22-year-old man, who was taken to the hospital in serious condition Shaare Tzedek of Jerusalem.
This attack occurs in a climate of high tension in the city due to the war between Israel and the Palestinian militias of the Gaza Strip, led by the Islamist group Hamas.
Until now, and after more than three weeks of conflictJerusalem has recorded some isolated episodes of violence, but different analysts have warned of the dangers of the conflict spreads throughout the Holy City.
This Monday marks the twenty-fourth day of the war between Israel and Hamas, which began with the attack of last October 7 of the Islamist organization against Israeli territory, which left 1,400 deadmore of 5,400 injured and 239 kidnapped who were taken to Gaza.
In retaliation, Israel has been bombing the Strip since thenand expanded its ground operations on Friday, leaving more than 8,000 Palestinians dead and more than 20,000 injured.