VIN News - A Palestinian man fatally stabbed two Israelis as they walked in Jerusalem’s Old City and seriously injured a woman and a toddler, before he was shot and killed by an officer on duty, police said Saturday in the latest in a series of Palestinian attacks.
Jerusalem police chief Moshe Edri said the Palestinian “stabbed an Israeli man, his wife and the toddler” multiple times in an alleyway before stabbing another man.
Both Israeli men succumbed to their wounds, he said, adding that the mother and the toddler are in serious condition. Israeli media later reported the toddler was lightly injured.
The victims were Rabbi Nehemia Lavie, 41, Rabbi Lavi, a father of seven, is originally from Beit El in Binyamin north of Jerusalem, but has lived in the Old City for the past 23 years. He is a rabbi at Yeshivat Ateret Kohanim. and Aharon Benita from Beitar Illit.
The toddler’s mother, 22, was in critical condition.
Police Spokeswoman Luba Samri said the Palestinian attacker took a gun from one of the wounded men and opened fire at police and tourists.
The Palestinian attacker was then shot and killed by an Israeli police officer who rushed to the scene. Police later identified him as Muhannad Halabi, a 19-year-old from Al Bireh, near Ramallah.
A passerby in Jerusalem’s Old City captured the horrific murder of two Israelis.
הנער שפצע: חשדתי בדוקר כשראיתי אותו
פעילות יחידת דובדבן, שב"כ, ימ"מ וכוחות הביטחון אתמול בלילה למעצר חוליית הירי שפעלה בשומרון
Second Jerusalem Stabbing Victim Laid to Rest