Stabbing Attack Leaves One Israeli Guard Dead in Jerusalem

Published March 19th, 2018 - 08:57 GMT
Israeli security forces stand guard in front of the Damascus Gate near the Old City of Jerusalem. (AFP/ File Photo)
Israeli security forces stand guard in front of the Damascus Gate near the Old City of Jerusalem. (AFP/ File Photo)

An Israeli security guard was fatally injured in an alleged stabbing attack in East Jerusalem, Israeli police said on Sunday.

According to a police statement, the attacker was "neutralized" by an officer in the area. 

The injured guard was taken to a hospital, it added.

According to Israeli Channel 10, an Israeli man in his 20s was fatally injured after he was stabbed multiple times on his upper body in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Later on Sunday, Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronot said on its website that the security guard lost his life in the hospital in Western Jerusalem.

Israeli and Palestinian officials have not made a statement over the identity of the attacker.

According to the Yediot Ahronot, the attacker was 28-year-old Abdurrahman Beni Fazil from the occupied West Bank.

International media manipulates incident

Without an official statement by either Israeli or Palestinian officials, international media outlets have covered the story in their headlines with false information regarding the incident.

Media outlets such as BBC Turkish and Euronews have covered the story in their headlines and manipulated the incident by claiming the attacker was a Turkish citizen. 

 This article has been adapted from its original source.

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