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28 Oct 2019 | 03:50 PM UTC

Israel/Palestinian Terr.: Knife-wielding assailant arrested in Jerusalem October 28

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Knife-wielding assailant arrested in Jerusalem October 28 after attempting to stab on-duty officers at Herod’s Gate; no Israeli casualties reported

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/28/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/28/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Jerusalem). COUNTRY/REGION Jerusalem


A knife-wielding Palestinian assailant was arrested on Monday, October 28, after attempting to stab on-duty police officers at Herod's Gate in Jerusalem's Old City at approximately 15:40 (local time). The attacker, a Palestinian youth, reportedly fled the scene following the attempted attack and was later arrested along with two others in connection with the incident. No Israeli casualties were reported.

Similar attacks are possible in Jerusalem over the near term.  


Individuals in Jerusalem are advised to monitor developments to the situation and expect a heightened security presence in the affected 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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