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Jerusalem assailant a Palestinian who attacked bus driver with screwdriver — police

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

The scene of a suspected stabbing attack near Ramot Junction in Jerusalem on July 19, 2022. (Israel Police)
The scene of a suspected stabbing attack near Ramot Junction in Jerusalem on July 19, 2022. (Israel Police)

Police say the suspected stabber who wounded an Israeli man on a bus near the Ramot junction in Jerusalem, is a Palestinian in his 40s.

According to police, the assailant attacked the man on the bus with a screwdriver during the ride, as the bus left the Ramot neighborhood.

The driver halted and the passengers fled the bus, police say. At the same time, a passerby who noticed the incident fired one shot at the stabber.

“I got out of the car, loaded my gun and realized it was a terror attack. The stabber came to me, I did not hesitate and fired one bullet at him. I heard him praying in Arabic,” Meshi Ben Ami tells the Kan public broadcaster.

Jerusalem District Commander Doron Turgeman is holding an assessment at the scene, police say.

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