Two Israelis were moderately and lightly wounded Wednesday in a suspected stabbing attack in Jerusalem, the police said, adding the assailant was shot dead.
In a statement, the Israel Police said the suspected attack took place at the entrance to the Ateret Cohanim Yeshiva, also known as Ateret Yerushalayim.
The suspected attacker appears to be a 16-year-old teen from East Jerusalem. Police said that shortly before the incident, the teen wrote on his social media, "remember me well".
"The officers and a civilian security guard who were at the scene neutralized the terrorist by firing at him. As a result of the stabbing, the Border Police officers were lightly to moderately hurt," said the statement.
"Large police forces have been called to the scene and are operating in the area at this time."
Magen David Paramedics said they were called at around 5:30pm to Hagai Street in the Old City of Jerusalem after the report of an attack.
"MDA paramedics provided medical care and transferred to Hadassah University Hospital at Mt. Scopus a 20-year-old woman in moderate condition and a young man of about 20 years old in mild condition," said MDA in a statement.
Paramedics said the two officers were fully conscious and were suffering from wounds to their upper body.
First published: 18:03, 11.17.21