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Man stabs Israeli cop, is shot dead in Jerusalem's Old City - police

Man stabs Israeli cop, is shot dead in Jerusalem's Old City - police

A knifewielding man wounded an Israeli policeman in the Old City of Jerusalem and was shot dead by an officer on Monday, a police spokesman said.

JERUSALEM A knife-wielding man wounded an Israeli policeman in the Old City of Jerusalem and was shot dead by an officer on Monday, a police spokesman said.

The slain man’s identity was not immediately clear, the spokesman said.

The Old City and other parts of East Jerusalem, which Palestinians want for a future state, have seen sporadic Palestinian street attacks on Israelis since U.S.-sponsored peace talks broke down in 2014.

Video footage circulated on social media, and which Reuters could not immediately verify, showed a man who appeared to be in his 20s or 30s wearing a surgical mask and lying motionless in an alley as an Israeli policeman pointed a pistol at him.

(Writing by Dan Williams; Editing by Peter Graff)

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first published:August 18, 2020, 00:37 IST