“Suddenly the terrorist jumped on me with the knife. I shot a few bullets at him and neutralized him,” the Border Police officer who was wounded in the stabbing attack in Jerusalem on Saturday recounted later that day.
Master Sgt. A’s leg was lightly wounded in the attack that also injured two other young men. The attacker, 17-year-old Ahmad Jazal from the Nablus area in the West Bank, was shot dead by A.
A., who led a force of several officers in the pursuit of the terrorist on Hagai Street near Damascus Gate—a street where several attacks occurred in the past—described the moments of drama this afternoon: “During a shift in the Old City, I received a report about two people who were stabbed by a terrorist. I asked the people, ‘Where did the terrorist go?’
“They showed me where he ran, a residential building… I ran into the house, and suddenly the terrorist jumped on me with the knife, fired a few bullets at him and neutralized him.”
The Border Police released a statement praising their officers, saying that “their professionalism and swift action led to a swift end to the incident and to the prevention of continued harm to innocents.”