A 22-year-old female Border Police officer was critically wounded on Friday evening in a combined shooting and stabbing attack near the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City.
One other person was lightly wounded in the attack.
The attack took place around 7:30 p.m. on Friday evening, when four terrorists attacked Border Police officers using knives and rifles.
Three terrorists were neutralized at the scene, and a manhunt is reportedly underway for the fourth.
The critically wounded victim was evacuated to the Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital for treatment.
The area of the Damascus Gate has been repeatedly targeted by terrorists. Last month, a knife-wielding female Arab terrorist attacked officers who were deployed at the Damascus Gate.
Officers responded quickly to the attempted stabbing attack, neutralizing the terrorist before she was able to reach her intended target.
In April, an Arab terrorist from the city of Shechem (Nablus) wounded three Israelis at the same place, before being eliminated by Border Police.
The attacks are part of the ongoing terror wave that began in October of 2015, on the eve of the Rosh Hashanah holiday.
This is the automatic weapon used by the Arab terrorists in Damascus gate area attack. 3 terrorist shot by police units that responded. pic.twitter.com/zw9vZs5n5l
— Micky Rosenfeld (@MickyRosenfeld) June 16, 2017