Video - One Police man Critically Wounded in Jerusalem Stabbing Attack. (INN)
A border policeman has been left seriously wounded after being stabbed by an Arab terrorist in Jerusalem, close to the Old City's Damascus Gate.
Security forces and paramedics are already at the scene.
The victim, aged 20, is in critical condition and fighting for his life, with stab wounds to his neck. Paramedics performed emergency first aid at the scene, and then transferred him to Jerusalem's Shaare Tzedek hospital for further treatment.
The terrorist was transferred to Hadassah hospital in critical condition, and died of his wounds shortly afterwards. He has been identified as an 18-year-old resident of Judea and Samaria.
Police say the victim managed to fire at the terrorist despite his severe injuries, "neutralizing" his attacker. According to paramedics the terrorist is in serious condition with at least one gunshot wound to his upper body.
Initial estimates point to "nationalistic motivations" - i.e. a terror attack - but it is unknown whether the terrorist was a "lone wolf" or acting on behalf of an organization.
Jerusalem District Commander Moshe Edri has also arrived at the scene.
"Any incident where police officers or civilians are injured should end in the assassination of the terrorist," he said.
The incident is the second terrorist attack in the past 48 hours. On Friday afternoon, two Israeli hikers were gunned down by an Arab terrorist near the town of Dolev in the Binyamin region north of Jerusalem. Hmmm.....The yearly 'explosion' of Ramadan violanse has started again.Read the full story here.
PHOTO: Knife that was used in Jerusalem stabbing attack on Border Police officer. pic.twitter.com/v1A9oVrNvF— Israel News Flash (@ILNewsFlash) June 21, 2015