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Israeli border police kills Palestinian knife attacker

Israeli border police kills Palestinian knife attackerIsraeli border police shot dead a Palestinian who stabbed them at a police station in the old city of Jerusalem on Monday, police said.

This is reported by Reuters.

The attacker, armed with a knife, followed two officers in the early morning to a police station near Lions Gate along the old city walls and stabbed both of them, inflicting slight wounds, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.

After a fight, one of the officers shot and killed the attacker, who was from east Jerusalem, he said.

A wave of Palestinian street attacks, including vehicle rammings, shootings and stabbings, began in October 2015 and has slowed but not stopped. Israel blames the violence on incitement by the Palestinian leadership.
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