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Jerusalem attacker shot dead, police say; 3 Israelis injured, 1 by so-called friendly fire

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

Knife used in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem's Old City on November 3, 2022 (Israel Police)
Knife used in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem's Old City on November 3, 2022 (Israel Police)

Police say the Palestinian stabber who attacked officers in Jerusalem’s Old City was shot dead.

According to police, officers spotted the man acting suspiciously at the Iron Gate area and began to question him.

“During the examination of the suspect, he pulled out a knife and stabbed one of the officers in his upper body,” police say.

Another two officers opened fire at the attacker, named as Bader Amer from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina, killing him.

In addition to the stabbed policeman, one officer is lightly to moderately hurt by so-called friendly fire as his colleagues opened fire toward the assailant.

A third officer is being treated at the scene in good condition, police and medics say.

The area has been closed off, police add.

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