Israeli ploce limits access to Jerusalem Old City for Palestinian
Oct.4, Baghdad: After two attacks in less than 12 hours, Israeli police have closed off access to the Old city of Jerusalem for Palestinians who are not residents of the area.
They limited the access to residents of the area, local business owners, students who attend school in the area, Israeli citizens and tourists. The restrictions would last for two days, Police have informed.
A Palestinian man was shot dead by police on Sunday morning, after he stabbed an Israeli teenager in the Bab Al-Amoud area of Jerusalem.
Earlier on Saturday night, two Israeli men were killed and a woman and her son injured in a stabbing attack by a Palestinian man in occupied East Jerusalem's Old City. The Palestinian was identified as 19-year-old Muhannad Halabi from the city of al-Bireh in the central occupied West Bank, 15km north of Jerusalem.
Israeli soldiers evacuated the al-Aqsa Mosque compound after arresting at least 40 worshippers following the first attack.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was due to convene an emergency meeting with security officials later on Sunday, his office said, and a security cabinet meeting on Monday.
The Oslo Times