The completion of a new watchtower on Wednesday as a response to numerous stabbing attacks at the Damascus Gate entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem sparked Palestinian outrage for its “assault on Islamic heritage”.
Given the proximity to Damascus Gate, archaeologists said the floor was probably used as a hostel for pilgrims.
Two police officers were stabbed by a Palestinian attacker on Monday morning, near Herod’s Gate outside Jerusalem’s Old City.
The Jerusalem attacks came amid two days of terror that pervaded the country.
On Friday afternoon, an Arab terrorist was shot and killed by IDF Border Policemen after trying to stab them.
A terror attack at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City left two IDF Border Policemen injured, with stab wounds to the upper body.
In the fifth attack of the day, Palestinian assailants opened fire on passers by between the Damascus Gate and the New Gate of Jerusalem’s old city.
On February 8, An 11-year-old boy was stabbed in his home in Ramla. On the same day, another stabbing was prevented in Jerusalem.
CBS News’s report of yesterday’s terror attack was given the headline: “3 Palestinians Killed as daily violence grinds on”
Border Police Cpl. Hadar Cohen, a 19-year-old officer serving in Jerusalem, succumbed to gunshot wounds on Wednesday after being critically injured in a terror attack in the Old City.