Palestinians carried out two separate stabbing attacks in Jerusalem on Monday, within less than one hour.
At around 3.30pm, a 13-year-old boy was critically wounded in the Jewish neighborhood of Pisgat Ze'ev in East Jerusalem. Another man, 25, was seriously injured.
Two terrorists stabbed a Jewish man near Hanayadot Street and continued on their rampage when they noticed a Jewish boy riding a bicycle, and proceeded to stab him.
A passerby who noticed the attack ran towards them, and they began escaping towards Moshe Dayan Street. One of the terrorists was apparently hit by a car, while the other assailant continued running. A police cruiser with a police officer and Border Policeman noticed the assailants running towards them knife in hand and shot him after he ignored their calls to stop.
Less than an hour before, an 18-year-old female terrorist stabbed a Border Policeman in Jerusalem's Ammunition Hill, wounding him lightly. The assailant was shot and overcome by police coming from the nearby headquarters of Israel Police.
Border Policeman noticed the female terrorist after she raised their suspicion on Bar Lev Street, he called on her to stop. The terrorist continued to move forward towards him, then turned around and stabbed him. The police officer pulled out his gun and shot her. The terrorist was evacuated to a local hospital in moderate condition.
Earlier in the day on Monday a terrorist attempted to conduct a stabbing attack near Lions' Gate in Jerusalem's Old City, when he walked up to a Border Policeman and stabbed him in his vest.
The Border Policeman was not wounded and security forces immediately opened fire on the terrorist, killing him.
The officer who killed the terrorist said, "I told him, 'come here, I want to check you.' We got closer to him and I had my hand on my gun. He came up to us and pulled out a knife. After I told him again, he started running towards me and managed to stab one of the officer's vests. We approached him while firing until he fell."
The commander of the district said, "That’s how it's done. Anyone who attempts to stab a police officer or innocent civilian, that’s the mission. Well done."
The terrorist from Monday's attack was identified as Mustafa Hatib (18) from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber.
Clashes have continued throughout the week, with violence erupting between large groups and security forces in Israel and the West Bank.
Four Israelis, including two soldiers, were wounded on Sunday evening when a resident of Umm al-Fahm ran some of them over and stabbed others. Earlier in the day, a Palestinian driver blew up a gas canister at a checkpoint in the West Bank, lightly wounding a police officer who had pulled her over.
There have been a series of attacks in Jerusalem's Old City recently, including two attacks which took place at the same location, Damascus Gate, in a matter of hours, with five Israelis being injured and both attackers killed.