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SO LONG SCUMBAG: Knife-wielding terrorist shot dead at Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City

Israeli security forces thwart attacker in Jerusalem’s Old City after day of relative calm.


After a relatively calm day, a terror attack was thwarted on Wednesday afternoon when a knife-wielding terrorist was shot dead at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City before he was able to hurt anyone.

An initial police inspection found that Border Police forces had noticed a young man sitting next to Damascus Gate, wearing camouflage-patterned clothes. Police said he appeared to be nervous and raised suspicions. Police approached him while maintaining a safe distance, they said, and when they got near him he drew a knife and rushed them.

The police said the officers at the scene immediately responded by firing at him. The assailant reportedly continued to run towards police while holding the knife, and was then shot dead.

According to Palestinian sources, the attacker was Bassel Sader, a resident of Hebron


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