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Palestinian stabs Israelis, shot dead by police - spokesman

Palestinian stabs Israelis, shot dead by police - spokesman
Israeli policemen stand guard outside Damascus gate following a security incident by the gate in Jerusalem's old city, May 31, 2019. REUTERS/Ammar Awad Copyright AMMAR AWAD(Reuters)
Copyright AMMAR AWAD(Reuters)
By Reuters
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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Palestinian stabbed two Israelis in Jerusalem on Friday, wounding one of them critically, before being shot dead by police, an Israeli police spokesman said.

The attack occurred on the last Friday of the Ramadan holiday, when thousands of Muslim worshippers were expected to come to a holy site in Jerusalem's old city and police had deployed extra units to the area.

One Israeli was critically injured in the stabbing attack and a second sustained moderate wounds, police said in a statement.

"Terrorist shot by police who responded," the statement said. A spokesman added that the Palestinian was killed.

(Reporting by Roleen Tafakji and Sinan Abu Mazer; Editing by Alison Williams)

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