Policeman stabbed by Palestinian and shot by colleague in East Jerusalem dies

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

Staff Sgt. Asil Sawaed, who died February 13, 2023, after he was stabbed by a Palestinian and shot by a comrade in East Jerusalem. (Israel Police)

The policeman who was stabbed by a Palestinian teenager and accidentally shot by a colleague at a checkpoint in East Jerusalem earlier this evening has died.

The Border Police officer was taken to the Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus in critical condition, where he succumbed to his wounds, police say.

The officer is named as Staff Sgt. Asil Sawaed, 22, from the northern Bedouin village of Hussniyya.

The checkpoint leading to the Shuafat Refugee Camp has been closed, while police forces conduct operations in the area, according to law enforcement officials.

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