Palestinian killed after attempting to stab Israeli policeman

Jerusalem, Dec 26 (IANS) A Palestinian man was killed on Saturday after allegedly trying to stab an Israeli policeman in Jerusalem.

Two Israeli policemen who became suspicious of a Palestinian at the Tsahal square near the Old City of Jerusalem, approached him and asked to see his identification, Xinhua news agency quoted a senior official as saying.

The Palestinian, 26, from east Jerusalem, pulled out a knife from his pocket and attempted to stab one of them.

The policemen took a step back to avoid the attack while one of them fired at the assailant, killing him on the spot.

It is the second Palestinian killed after allegedly trying to carry out an attack against Israelis over the weekend.

On Friday, a Palestinian woman was shot and killed by Israeli paramilitary border police guards after allegedly trying to run them over in Silwad, a Palestinian town in the West Bank.

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