Attempted Terror Attack Foiled at Popular Jerusalem Promenade

February 24, 2020

by: Gilad Cohen

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Tayelet Haas Promenade in Jerusalem where the attempted stabbing took place on Friday

Monday, 24 February 2020 | A resident of east Jerusalem attempted to stab a passerby at a popular promenade in the city [on Friday].

The woman was apprehended by civilians who were nearby and handed [her] over to the police.

“She yelled Allahu akbar and tried to stab the man,” recounted eyewitness Itzik Atiah, who grabbed the woman.

Yehiel Maiberg, a paramedic who rushed to the scene, said he had to physically restrain the woman.

“A man was shouting and the woman was struggling when I arrived,” he said. “I hit her and she fell over.”

There has been a gradual increase in security related incidents in Israel since US President Donald Trump unveiled his Mideast peace plan on January 28.

Earlier this month, a resident of east Jerusalem rammed his car into a group of IDF [Israel Defense Forces] soldiers in the capital, wounding 12, 1 seriously. The assailant fled the scene and was later apprehended in the West Bank [Judea and Samaria].

Hours later, a gun battle erupted between armed Palestinian gunmen and Israeli troops as they were securing a home demolition in the West Bank city of Jenin.

Some 200 rioters hurled stones and firebombs at the troops and two Palestinians were killed in the clashes.

On the same [day], an Arab resident of Haifa attempted to kill a border police officer in the Old City of Jerusalem, wounding him slightly, and a drive-by shooting at Israeli troops in the West Bank resulted in light wounds sustained by one of the soldiers.

Posted on February 24, 2020

Source: (Ynetnews originally published this article on February 21, 2020. Time-related language has been modified to reflect our republication today. See original article at this link.)

Photo Credit: JMackinnon/bridgesforpeace.com