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Guard Stabbed in Apparent Terror Attack Near Jerusalem

August 5, 2014 By:
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Police and rescue personnel at the scene of where an Israeli security guard working at the checkpoint at the entrance to the Jewish settlement of Ma’aleh Adumim, outside of Jerusalem, was stabbed by an attacker who fled into a nearby Arab village, in an apparent terror attack. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/FLASH90.

JERUSALEM — A guard at a security checkpoint near Maaleh Adumim outside of Jerusalem was stabbed by a Palestinian assailant in a suspected terror attack.

The attacker fled toward the nearby Arab village of Kfar Azriya after the Tuesday afternoon stabbing. Police are searching for the assailant in the area. The guard shot at his attacker as he fled.

The guard is hospitalized in moderate condition, according to Israel Police.

The attack comes a day after two terror attacks in Jerusalem in which one person was killed and another was seriously injured.

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