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Palestinian man found hanged in Jerusalem bus

Israeli police suspect he committed suicide, Palestinian media reports say he was murdered

Stuart Winer is a breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

Border Police at the scene of the stabbing on Hanevi'im Street in Jerusalem, November 16, 2014. (photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Border Police at the scene of the stabbing on Hanevi'im Street in Jerusalem, November 16, 2014. (photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

A 32-year-old Palestinian man was found hanged inside a bus at the Har Hotzvim bus depot in West Jerusalem late Sunday night. Reports indicate he was a bus driver for the Egged bus company and may have committed suicide.

According to some unconfirmed Palestinian media reports, the man was killed by Israelis.

Palestinian media identified the man as Yusuf Hassan al-Ramouni, from Jerusalem’s At-Tur neighborhood.

Initial reports had the scene in Givat Shaul in the capital.

His body was transferred to hospital for an autopsy, reports indicated.

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Hours earlier, on Sunday evening, a Jewish man was stabbed while walking along a street in Jerusalem. His attacker fled after the assault.

The victim, 32, from the Breslov Hassidic sect, was on Hanevi’im Street, which lies close to the seam between West and East Jerusalem, when an Arab man attacked him from behind with a screwdriver and stabbed him in the back, Channel 2 reported.

The stabbed man managed to make his way to the Border Police station at the Old City’s Damascus Gate. The police escorted the victim to the Western Wall, where Magen David Adom emergency crews gave him first aid. He was then evacuated to Shaare Zedek Medical Center, where he was said to be in light to moderate condition.

The assailant fled on foot in the direction of Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem. Police closed off the entrances to the Old City.

Police suspect nationalistic motives in the attack.

Last week, two Israelis were killed in stabbing attacks by Palestinians on the same day.

Israel Defense Forces soldier Almog Shiloni was stabbed to death in Tel Aviv; and 26-year-old Dalia Lemkus was killed outside the Alon Shvut settlement in the West Bank last Monday.

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