Jordanian National Stabs Israeli Policeman in Jerusalem Old City


Samri added that the attacker is a 57 year old Jordanian man who entered the country a week ago on a tourist Visa, and added that the police is still investigating his background, including the reason of his visit.

A Jordanian man stabbed and wounded an Israeli officer in annexed east Jerusalem on Saturday before being shot dead, police said.

The Israeli police officer reportedly stabbed received moderate injuries. 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 Jordanian government denounced the "crime" of the death of its citizen, giving his full name as Mohammed Abdullah Salim al-Kassaji.

Jordan's Minister of State for Media Affairs Mohammad Momani said Israel is responsible for shooting the Jordanian citizen in East Jerusalem who was killed Saturday. "It's time for Jordan to stop this double game".

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There was no comment from either the Jordanian or Palestinian side on the report.

The incident comes against the background of increasing stabbing attacks in Israel committed by Palestinians.

Israel says the Palestinian leadership is inciting the violence.

Most of the Palestinians killed were carrying out knife, gun or car-ramming attacks, the Israeli authorities say. Israel has identified a lot of them as attackers.

Saba Nidal Obaid, 20, was shot in the stomach near the village of Nabi Saleh, north of Ramallah, during a protest in support of the 1,500 Palestinians on hunger strike across Israeli prisons.