A Palestinian teenaged terrorist stabbed two Israelis at a store near the Central Bus Station in Jerusalem on Monday before being shot by a police officer.
The terrorist, who is in serious condition, is receiving medical treatment after being checked by a police sapper.
Palestinian media identified him as 17-year-old Basil Khaled Shawamreh from the area surrounding the West Bank city of Hebron.
According to Jerusalem District Police Commander Doron Turgeman, two other people suspecting of being accomplices were detained by police.
“There is no doubt that there is an escalation,” Turgeman said, pointing to a number of other attacks recently.
The stabbing attack was the second of the day, with a failed attempt earlier by a Palestinian who tried to stab two Israeli soldiers. The terrorist was shot and