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Alleged Jerusalem attacker confirmed dead; Israeli police raid home, detain father, brothers


JERUSALEM, Saturday, February 22, 2020 (WAFA) – The Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed today death of the alleged Jerusalem attacker, who was shot and killed earlier in the day by the Israeli police in Bab al-Asbat area in the Old City of Jerusalem after allegedly carrying out a stabbing attack, as claimed by Israeli reports, and said in a statement that it was officially informed by the Israeli side of his death.

Israeli security forces raided the home of the alleged attacker, who was identified as 33-year-old Maher Ibrahim Zaatra, a father of three children from Jabal al-Mukabber neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, and detained his father and two of his brothers, as reported on the neighborhood’s social media page.

A passerby woman resident of East Jerusalem was also accidently shot in the leg during the incident and taken to hospital. She was reported in moderate condition.


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