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Palestinian shot dead after attempted stabbing in Jerusalem's Old City

Israeli police said the man tried to stab police officers stationed outside Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.
An ambulance arrives at the scene of an attempted stabbing attack in Jerusalem's Old City, on Sept. 10, 2021.

Israeli police on Friday fatally shot a man in Jerusalem’s Old City who had attempted to stab officers, amid heightened tensions following a prison escape of Palestinian militants.

According to police, a knife-wielding 50-year-old resident of East Jerusalem tried to stab police officers near the Lion’s Gate of Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, a frequent flashpoint of Israeli-Palestinian tensions.

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