Jerusalem: Palestinian doctor killed by Israeli police

A Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli police when he tried to stab them in the Old City of Jerusalem, police, and the hospital where he was taken said.

The incident comes as tensions rise again in the region following the escape earlier this week of six Palestinians from an Israeli prison.

Palestinian militants have called on Palestinians to take part in a “day of rage” in support of the detainees, and Israeli security forces are continuing their manhunt to locate the fugitives.

In its announcement, the police report that the “attempt attack with a knife” was made near the Lions Gate, one of the entrances to Jerusalem’s old town.

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