A Palestinian attempted to attack a group of border guards near Damascus Gate in Jerusalem on Wednesday evening.
The guards managed to overpower the Palestinian, who managed to stab one of them in the leg, wounding him lightly. The suspect was arrested. The wounded guard was taken by ambulance to Hadassah Medical Center.
The suspect in the attack is a 56-year-old resident of Hebron, who does not have a permit to enter Israel and was previously incarcerated for murdering a Jew in Jerusalem, and was released in 2013 as part of the third round of Palestinian prisoner releases. .
Stabbing attacks have been on the rise in Israel for many months. On August 17, a Palestinian was shot dead while attempting a knife attack at Tapuach Junction in the West Bank, while on August 15, two different stabbings occurred in the West Bank.
In June, a border guard was stabbed at the same location, while the site saw clashes in May ahead of Jerusalem Day.