Jordanian stabber shot dead in Jerusalem

Laura Christensen
May 14, 2017

Two people were reportedly injured, one of them being the policeman who was taken to the hospital and is in moderate condition.

Muhammad Abdellah Salim al-Qasaji, 57, who police said had entered Israel on a tourist visa a week ago, approached an officer before stabbing him, according to eye witnesses. Closed circuit footage released by police shows a bald man in a jacket lunging at the uniformed officer and swiping a knife at him before pinning him to the ground.

The minister said the Jordanian Foreign Ministry, through the Jordanian embassy in Tel Aviv, is following up on the killing of Jordanian citizen Mohammad Kasji to look into the incident. Just like Israel condemns terrorist attacks in Jordan, Jordan must condemn terrorist attacks in Israel.

And Palestinian media outlets are reporting that in response to the attack, Israeli forces have restricted access to al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, the third holiest site in Islam. During that same time, Israeli forces have killed some 245 Palestinians.

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At least 244 Palestinians have been killed since the violence began.

The attacker has yet to be publicly identified.

Israel says at least 164 of them were carrying out stabbings, shootings or auto ramming attacks.

The Palestinians want East Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, territories that Israel captured in the 1967 war, for a future state. He is due to travel to the Middle East this month and meet separately with Israeli and Palestinian leaders on May 22-23.

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