Attacker stabs Israeli forces in Jerusalem’s Old City, shot dead: police

Jerusalem: An attacker stabbed two Israeli border police in Jerusalem’s Old City before being shot dead on Thursday, police said.

The attack, in Jerusalem’s most well-known and fraught quarter, came amid fears of an uptick in violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Two Palestinians accused of carrying out shooting attacks were shot dead in separate incidents in the occupied West Bank late Wednesday and early Thursday.

The two police officers wounded in Jerusalem on Thursday morning were not in life-threatening condition, a police spokesman said.

The spokesman did not provide any details on the attacker’s identity.

Jerusalem’s Old City is split between Palestinians and Israelis but controlled by Israeli forces.

It is home to some of the holiest sites in Christianity, Islam and Judaism but has been the scene of multiple attacks by Palestinians, often armed with knives.

Such “lone wolf” attacks have subsided in recent years, but remain sporadic.