|The scene of the Jaffa Gate assault today [Image Source]|
The attack occurred at the Gilboa/Jalame crossing on Route 60 between Israel proper and the West Bank, north of the town of Jenin. According to the IDF, soldiers approached the two suspects at a gas station next to the crossing. “One of the suspects then attempted to stab a soldier with a knife and was shot by the force.The second suspect was apprehended,” a statement from the military said. The army said the attacker who was shot received medical care at the site... There were no injuries among Israeli soldiers...Meanwhile in Jerusalem, yet another reminder of the wanton ordinariness of the violence on the minds of an untold number of our neighbours.
An Israeli woman in her forties, guiding a group of visitors in the vicinity of the Old City's Jaffa Gate, was assaulted this morning by a Palestinian Arab attacker. Like several other perpetrators of acts of terror in and around the capital, this one was a resident of the Jabal Mukaber neighborhood. He fled on foot after smashing her over the head with a bottle, and police and Border Guard personnel gave chase, catching up with him at Kikar Zahal (IDF Square, next to Jerusalem's City Hall). The assailant is 22 years old. His victim suffered light injuries and was taken by Magen David Adom (MDA) ambulance for emergency treatment of head injuries at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital.
Here's an extract from a security video clip that captured yet another resistance hero defending (excuse the deep cynicism) the "Al Aqsa mosque compound":