Israeli stabbed, dies, assailant shot

JERUSALEM – An Israeli security guard died of wounds he suffered in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Old City on Sunday carried out by an assailant identified by Israel as a Palestinian.

The assailant was shot and killed by police at the scene, a police spokesman said.

It was the second attack on Israelis in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank in three days and a sign of rising tensions in the region.

“With deep sorrow we announce that the wounded man died of his injuries despite resuscitation and life-saving efforts,” the spokeswoman at Jerusalem’s Shaare Tzedek Medical Centre wrote in a brief text message to reporters.

Adiel Colman, a father of four in his 30s, was the man killed, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said. He was a resident of Kohav Hashahar, a settlement in the occupied West Bank.

A spokesman for Israel’s Magen David Adom ambulance service said Mr Colman had been stabbed several times in the upper body and was in a critical state when he was rushed to hospital.

Israel’s Shin Bet security agency identified the suspect as Abdel Rahman Bani Fadel, 28, a Palestinian father of two from the village of Akraba near the town of Nablus in the occupied West Bank.