Israeli police on Thursday shot dead a woman who tried to stab officers in the Old City of Jerusalem, police said.
The assailant tried to attack police on a street leading to Al-Aqsa Mosque, where an AFP reporter heard gunshots and saw a woman’s body on the ground, according to a police statement. Wrapped in a blanket of survival.
Israeli Police “fired” at the attacker and “medical forces determined his death,” police said, adding that no one was killed as a result of the attempted attack.
The 30-year-old attacker, who was not immediately identified, was leaving the Al-Aqsa compound, the third holiest site in Islam, when he contacted officers, police said.
Israeli security forces are stationed at every entrance to the site, known to Jews as Temple Mount, the holiest site of Judaism.
Located in the compound of the mosque. East Jerusalem, Tea Palestinian The sector of the city, which was occupied by Israel in 1967, later joined the move, which was never recognized by the international community.
In May, there were days of clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces in the area. The 11-day conflict between Israel and the Islamist rulers of the region, Hamas, in Gaza., The heaviest battle between the two sides in years.
Five Palestinians were martyred on Sunday. Authorities say shots were fired at Hamas militants after an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank.