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14 Nov 2018 | 09:33 PM UTC

Israel/Palestinian Terr.: Stabbing attack wounds two in Jerusalem Nov. 14

Israel News Alert

Stabbing attack leaves two police officers wounded in Armon HaNatziv (East Jerusalem) November 14; attacker subdued

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/14/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/16/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Jerusalem). COUNTRY/REGION Jerusalem

Event

A stabbing incident took place outside a police station in Armon HaNatziv (East Jerusalem) on Wednesday, November 14, leaving two police officers wounded. Police reportedly subdued the attacker. A heightened security presence is to be expected in the area over the coming hours. There remains a general threat of stabbing attacks targeting police in Jerusalem.

Context

Palestinians have occasionally carried out stabbing attacks targeting Israelis in Jerusalem and the West Bank in recent years.

Advice

Individuals present in Israel and the Palestinian Territories are advised to monitor developments to the situation. Due to the underlying terrorist threat, travelers in Israel, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip are advised to report any suspicious objects or behavior to the authorities. Some Western governments advise their citizens against all travel to the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and areas near the Israeli-Lebanese, Israeli-Syrian, and Israeli-Egyptian borders.

 

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