Father in his 40s dies of wounds shortly after assault, wife in critical condition, baby sustains light injuried; terrorist killed by security forces.
An Israeli man in is 40s died of his wounds Saturday night after being stabbed in Jerusalem’s Old City in a terror attack.
The man’s wife is in critical condition and their two-year-old toddler sustained light injuries in the attack. The parents were stabbed and the baby was shot in the leg, although it is not yet entirely clear how.
Police said the attacker may have grabbed a firearm the father was carrying but it is not clear if he managed to fire it.
According to initial reports, a 22-year-old woman who sustained moderate wounds in the stabbing attack, managed to run and alert a group of Border Police forces nearby who arrived on the scene and shot and killed the attacker.
The toddler and the young woman were taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center for treatment.
The incident occurred near Lion’s Gate in East Jerusalem.
Saturday’s attack comes just two days after an Israeli couple was gunned down in front of their four young children while driving in the West Bank on Thursday evening.
Naama and Eitam Henkin were shot dead by two Palestinian attackers while driving between the settlements of Elon Moreh and Itamar, near the Palestinian village of Beit Furik, close to Nablus.
Their children — aged 9,7, 4 and 4 months — who were in the backseat of the vehicle, were unharmed.
source: The Times of Israel