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Israeli soldier, civilian stabbed in east Jerusalem

Israeli police shot and killed a Palestinian man after he allegedly stabbed a soldier and civilian in east Jerusalem Monday.

An Israeli soldier and civilian were stabbed in east Jerusalem on Monday before the assailant was fatally shot by police, highlighting the tensions in the holy city days after a cease-fire halted the region’s worst fighting in years. 

First responders said the two victims were both men in their 20s and had stab wounds to their upper bodies. One was injured severely and one was in moderate condition. The Israel Defense Forces confirmed that one of the injured was an IDF soldier who was evacuated to the nearby Hadassah University Hospital for further treatment. 

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