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Jordanian man killed by Israeli police after 'stabbing' incident

Police identified the assailant as a 57-year-old Jordanian man who had been visiting Israel [Getty]

Date of publication: 13 May, 2017

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A Jordanian man was shot dead after he allegedly stabbed and wounded an Israeli officer in occupied East Jerusalem on Saturday.
A Jordanian was shot dead after he allegedly stabbed and wounded an Israeli officer in occupied East Jerusalem on Saturday.

Police identified the assailant as a 57-year-old Jordanian man who had been visiting Israel for the past three days.

The Israeli officer was taken to hospital with "moderate" injuries in the walled Old City, police spokeswoman Louba Samri said in a statement.

A wave of unrest that broke out in October 2015 has claimed the lives of 264 Palestinians, 41 Israelis, two Americans, one Jordanian, an Eritrean, a Sudanese and a Briton, according to an AFP count.

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