Israel sets up East Jerusalem roadblocks in bid to stem attacks
By Jeffrey Heller and Maayan Lubell JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel set up roadblocks in Palestinian neighborhoods in East Jerusalem and deployed soldiers across the country on Wednesday in an effort to stop a wave of Palestinian knife attacks. In the latest incident, a Palestinian stabbed and wounded a 70-year-old woman outside Jerusalem’s central bus station, at the entrance to the city, before an officer shot him dead, a police spokeswoman said. Two hours earlier, another Palestinian was also shot dead after he had attempted to stab paramilitary police at an entrance to Jerusalem’s walled Old City, police said.
4 October, 2015 Palestinian stabs Israeli in fresh attack, shot dead: police A Palestinian stabbed and wounded an Israeli teenager in Jerusalem on Sunday and was then shot dead by police, authorities said, just hours after a similar assault killed two people in the city. Violence has risen in East Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank in recent weeks. Police […]
4 October, 2015 Palestinian kills two in Jerusalem, then shot dead: police By Maayan Lubell JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Palestinian man stabbed and killed two people in Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday before police shot him dead, officers said, amid an uptick in violence in the city and occupied West Bank. Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad issued a […]
14 October, 2015 Israel sets up east Jerusalem checkpoints as violence spikes Israel set up checkpoints Wednesday in Palestinian neighbourhoods of east Jerusalem and mobilised hundreds of soldiers as it struggled to stop attacks that have raised fears of a full-blown uprising. Hours after the first roadblocks were erected, two more knife attacks shook Jerusalem, […]
19 September, 2016 Monday sees four attacks as wave of terror continues A bus driver was lightly injured in Wadi al-Joz in east Jerusalem; a stabbing attack was thwarted in Hebron; another stabbing attack occured at the Tomb of the Patriarchs in the afternoon; two police officers were stabbed outside the Old City of Jerusalem in the morning; has the wave of […]