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Defense official says Jerusalem attacker didn’t have VIP permit as Hebrew media inaccurately reported

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

A screwdriver used in a suspected stabbing attack near Ramot in East Jerusalem, on July 19, 2022. (Israel Police)
A screwdriver used in a suspected stabbing attack near Ramot in East Jerusalem, on July 19, 2022. (Israel Police)

A defense official tells The Times of Israel that the stabber who wounded a man near Ramot in Jerusalem had a permit to enter Israel.

The official says he did not carry the BMC permit, given to senior Palestinian businesspeople, as several Hebrew-language media outlets reported.

Rather, the brother of the assailant has a BMC permit, the official says.

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