Two separate stabbing attacks Wednesday have sent shockwaves across Israel amid fears of the start of the Third Intifada in Israel.
A Palestinian woman stabbed an Israeli man in the Old City of Jerusalem on Wednesday morning, in the third stabbing attack in the area since Saturday.
The attack occurred near the Lion’s Gate. The terrorist was shot by the victim, identified as a 36-year-old male who was stabbed in the back and neck.
Video from Scene of the Attack
The victim was treated at the scene of the attack, Magen David Adom, Israel’s emergency services, said in a statement. He was lightly wounded and was transferred to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Police confirmed the stabber was in critical condition and was also evacuated to a Jerusalem area hospital.
Wednesday’s attack took place near the location of Saturday’s stabbing attack in which two Israeli men were killed and a mother and her young son wounded.
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In a separate incident, an IDF soldier was stabbed by a Palestinian terrorist in the southern city of Kiryat Gat. According to reports, the terrorist attempted to steal the gun of the soldier. He stabbed the soldier and fled to a nearby building. Security forces have chase and later killed the terrorist. Video taken inside the home shows where the terrorist was shot.
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The attacks come amid a new wave of violence and terror across Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. Over the past week, four Israelis have been killed in terror related incidents.
Amid rumors of a Third Intifada, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to clamp down on terror activity across the region.