Israel Blocks Main Road West of Jerusalem after Alleged Stabbing Attack

RAMALLAH, November 29, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli police and security forces Sunday closed Jaffa main Road to the west of Jerusalem, just after Israeli media sources reported on the injury of an Israeli female settler in an alleged stabbing attack by an unknown assailant on Shamgar street.

WAFA correspondent said that following the alleged attack, Israeli police intensified security measures in the area, setting up checkpoints and deploying a large number of police personnel, hindering Palestinians’ movement.

Police further imposed a full lockdown around the area,  particularly on the area leading to the eastern Arab part of city of Jerusalem.

The police also detained an unknown number of Palestinians who were present near the scene of the alleged attack, however, no further information were provided on whether the assailant was known or not.

This came hours after 38-year-old Bassim Salah, a Palestinian from Nablus, was shot dead by Israeli troops inside Jerusalem’s Old City, after he allegedly stabbed an Israeli Border Policeman.

At least 105 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since the beginning of unrest in Palestine and Israel in early October 2015, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health