Israeli Border Police Officer Wounded in Terror Attack Near Jerusalem

An Israeli Border Police officer sustained moderate wounds on Wednesday morning in a multi-stage terrorist attack at a checkpoint near Jerusalem.

According to police, the attacker, a Palestinian, rammed his van into the officer at a checkpoint near the town of Ma’aleh Adumim, then got out and attacked him with a pair of scissors. The terrorist was then shot dead by other troops on the scene.

A pipe bomb was later found in the terrorist’s backpack, which he presumably had intended to detonate at the crossing.

The assailant is believed to be a 24-year-old from the Palestinian village of as-Sawahira ash-Sharqiya, which is just east of Jerusalem. He does not have a valid permit to work in Israel.

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