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Stabbing thwarted in Jerusalem’s Old City 

Police in Jerusalem thwarted a stabbing attack in the capital’s Old City, after arresting a Palestinian man armed with a knife.Officers had noticed the man – a resident of Al-Bireh, near Ramallah – acting suspiciously while walking along Muristan Road in the Christian Quarter. Upon being questioned he presented an ID card, and suddenly pulled a knife from his shirt.

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Officers quickly tackled and disarmed the would-be stabber, arresting him and preventing any injuries.The man was discovered to have been in Israeli sovereign territory illegally.Jerusalem Police District Commander praised forces for their “alertness and vigilance.”

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It was the third stabbing thwarted by alert security forces Sunday, after similar incidents in Samaria and Hevron.Earlier Sunday, one man was wounded in a stabbing attack elsewhere in Jerusalem.Shortly after the thwarted Old City attack, a terrorist stabbed two people near Shechem in Samaria – in what was the fifth attack or attempted attack of the day Sunday.

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