Israeli Arab attempts to stab police officer, “shot and neutralized”

An Israeli Arab, who exited Jerusalem’s Temple Mount’ Majlis gate, attempted to stab an Israeli police officer, who was stationed near the entrance to the antient site.

The 30-year-old assailant, a resident of the northern Israeli-Arab town of Umm al-Fahm, was filmed by security cameras drawing – what appeared to be – a knife, after which he attempted to stab one of the officers that stood guard at a static police-security-post. After a brief physical altercation, the officers reportedly opened fire, neutralizing the attacker.

No injuries were reported among the police officers.