Mideast Daily News

Knife Attack Leaves Policewoman Dead; Ramadan Permits Revoked

By Michael Friedson | The Media Line

June 18, 2017


Three Palestinian assailants who launched attacks with knives in the old city of Jerusalem Friday night were shot to death by security personnel but not before a woman border police officer was stabbed to death. A second officer was wounded and evacuated to a hospital. It was learned that at least one of the attackers carried a permit to enter Israel – all were residents of the West Bank. The attack came during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which has prompted a high security level even though there have been few incidents this year. Israeli officials report there are 180,000 Palestinians holding special permits to enter Israel during Ramadan, although a large number of permits are expected to be withdrawn because of the attack.

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