Palestinian youths stab Jerusalem Light Rail guard

Marcy Oster

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two Palestinian youths stabbed a security guard on the Jerusalem Light Rail in one of at least three incidents in the Jerusalem area in a day.

The security guard was moderately wounded in the attack Tuesday in the Pisgat Zeev neighborhood.

One attacker, who police said was 12 years old, was shot and wounded by police. The other, identified as 14, was restrained by train passengers until security arrived on the scene.

Shortly after the light rail attack, a Palestinian would-be assailant was shot dead as he attempted to stab a police officer at the Damascus Gate in the Old City.

Also Tuesday morning, Israeli Border Police shot and killed a Palestinian teen from Jenin in the West Bank during an attempted stabbing attack near the eastern Jerusalem village of Abu Dis. The teen reportedly shouted “God is great” in Arabic while attempting to stab guards at a checkpoint.

In the afternoon, a Palestinian was arrested near the West Bank city of Qalqilya for allegedly trying to stab an Israeli soldier.

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