A Jordanian citizen of 57 named Muhammed Abdullah Selim al Qasaji was identified as the terrorist who Saturday inflicted multiple stab wounds on an Israeli police officer on patrol near Lion’s Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem.. The injured policeman, aged 37, shot his assailant dead before paramedics arrived and drove him to hospital. Two bystanders were slightly hurt in the struggle to control him. Jerusalem police later shutttered down the shops in the vicinity and imposed restrictions on access to the al Aqsa Mosque on Temple Mount.
This was the fifth terrorist attack in Jerusalem in recent days.