Another attack on Border Guard police officers
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Border Guard policeman stabbed by Palestinian

Terrorist attacks police officers on patrol north of Jerusalem; stab victim moderately hurt

A Border Guard police officer was stabbed by a Palestinian terrorist Saturday at the Atarot industrial zone north of Jerusalem. The officer suffered moderate wounds in the attack. The attacker was shot by police and is in critical condition.


An initial investigation showed that Border Guard police officers who were patrolling the area wanted to check a Palestinian walking in the industrial zone. The man pulled out a knife, opened the door of the police jeep, and stabbed the Border Guard officer who was behind the wheel.


The terrorist then attempted to stab a female police officer sitting at the back seat of the vehicle, but the officer struggled with him and he was unable to stab her.


At that point, the commander of the police team disembarked from the vehicle and fired at the Palestinian while he was struggling with the female police officer. Meanwhile, police and medical forces rushed to the scene. The officer stabbed in the attack sustained neck and back wounds and was rushed to hospital in Jerusalem. The terrorist was also taken to hospital.


4 stab wounds

Jerusalem paramedic Yoni Harel told Ynet that medics received a report about two men hurt at the Atarot industrial zone.


"We arrived at the scene and saw a border guard policeman who was stabbed four times in different parts of his body," the paramedic said. "He was lying on his stomach, fully conscious. Army paramedics were already treating him."


"About 20 meters away from the officer we saw the terrorist lying on the ground and bleeding. We tried to resuscitate him…he was unconscious. We evacuated him too to the hospital," Harel said.


Thursday night, a Border Guard police officer was killed and a female officer sustained serious wounds after two terrorists fired at them at the entrance to the Shoafat refugee camp in northern Jerusalem.


פרסום ראשון: 01.26.08, 16:11
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