4 Israelis injured, 2 critically, in stabbing attack in Jerusalem
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4 Israelis injured, 2 critically, in stabbing attack in Jerusalem

Victims include parents and two-year-old baby; young woman sustains moderate wounds; attacker killed by security forces

Illustrative photo of a Magen David Adom ambulance outside an Israeli hospital (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)
Illustrative photo of a Magen David Adom ambulance outside an Israeli hospital (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)

Four Israelis were injured, two of them critically, in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Old City Saturday evening.

A mother and father in their 40s and a two-year-old boy were among the victims. The parents were stabbed and the baby was lightly hurt in the leg.

Police said the attacker, who was shot and killed by security forces, may have grabbed a firearm the father was carrying but it was not clear if he managed to fire it.

A 22-year-old woman was also stabbed by the attacker.

The toddler and the young woman were taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center for treatment.

The incident occurred near Lion’s Gate in East Jerusalem.

The suspected attacker was shot by police and died of his wounds shortly thereafter.

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Saturday’s attack came just two days after an Israeli couple was gunned down in front of their four young children while driving in the West Bank on Thursday evening.

Naama and Eitam Henkin were shot dead by two Palestinian attackers while driving between the settlements of Elon Moreh and Itamar, near the Palestinian village of Beit Furik, close to Nablus.

Their children — aged 9,7, 4 and 4 months — who were in the backseat of the vehicle, were unharmed.

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