An Israeli security guard was lightly wounded in a terror stabbing attack at the Giv’at Hamivtar light rail station in Jerusalem on Thursday night, police and medics said.
The alleged stabber, a 19-year-old Palestinian from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Isawiya, was shot by another security guard at the scene, police said.
The assailant was listed in serious condition and taken to a hospital in the capital for treatment.
The Magen David Adom ambulance service said its medics were taking the 26-year-old guard to the Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital for further treatment.
The guard was stabbed in his hand as he fought with the assailant. Another security officer immediately opened fire at the suspect, police said.
Following the attack, the light rail service was temporarily halted.
Earlier Thursday, an Israeli security guard was lightly injured in a suspected car-ramming attack at a checkpoint north of Jerusalem.
Police said the driver who rammed into the civilian guard at Qalandiya Crossing, a 38-year-old Palestinian from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Kafr ‘Aqab, was detained at the scene by security forces. He was believed by police to be suicidal.
Violence has surged across the region over the past year and a half, with a rise in Palestinian shooting attacks against Israeli civilians and troops in the West Bank, near-nightly arrest raids by the military, and an uptick in revenge attacks by extremist Jewish settlers against Palestinians.
Palestinian attacks in Israel and the West Bank since the beginning of the year have left 27 civilians and three soldiers dead, and several others seriously wounded.