At least one Israeli police officer was wounded by a suspected Palestinian assailant in a stabbing attack in the Old City of Jerusalem near the Temple Mount just after 18:00 (local time) on Thursday, August 15. Israeli security forces reportedly shot and killed the suspected assailant. A heightened security presence is to be expected in the area over the coming hours.
Further attacks are possible in Jerusalem in the coming hours and days.
Individuals in Israel and the Palestinian Territories are advised to monitor developments to the situation and expect a heightened security presence in the area. Due to the underlying terrorist threat, travelers in Israel, 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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