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Palestinian Authority/Gaza, September 19, 2016

Terrorist stabs, wounds 2 Israeli Border Police officers in Jerusalem attack

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A male and female Border Police officer were stabbed from behind and seriously wounded Monday morning by an unidentified terrorist, who was shot, between Damascus and Herod's Gates, outside Jerusalem's Old City.

According to police, the attack took place shortly after 7 a.m.

"What we know right now is that a terrorist stabbed two police officers while they were on patrol in the area," said Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld shortly after the attack.

"The female officer, who is in her 20s, was injured seriously and taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center, and the male officer, who is in his 40s, was injured moderately-to-seriously, and taken Hadassah University Medical Center, in Ein Kerem."

The terrorist, who is reportedly in his early 20s and from east Jerusalem's volatile Ras al-Amud neighborhood, was shot at the scene by an officer, and is in critical condition, he said.

A Shaare Zedek spokeswoman said the female officer sustained a neck wound, remains unconscious, and has been placed on a respirator. The male officer sustained several stabs wounds to his upper body and is conscious, a Hadassah spokeswoman said.

"Police units have cordoned off the area," said Rosenfeld. "There is heightened security there now, and we are searching for the terrorist's identity. Police bomb disposal experts are checking the area."

First-responder, Magen David Adom paramedic Dudu Hazanovitch said he helped treat the male officer.

"When I arrived at the scene, I saw an approximately 45-year-old man who was fully conscious with a penetrating wound to the upper body being treated by Magen David Adom paramedics," said Hazanovitch.

"I aided him and dressed his wound to stop the bleeding, and shortly thereafter I evacuated him in moderated condition to the hospital where he is being treated by doctors."

Monday's attack follows a thwarted Friday stabbing attack near Damascus Gate when a Jordanian terrorist was shot and killed after charging police with a knife.

Following a spate of seven attacks over the past four days in Jerusalem and the West Bank, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for heightened security.