An Israeli man in his 30s succumbed to his wounds Sunday evening after doctors battled for hours to stabilize what was described as an “extremely seriously” condition after being stabbed multiple times by a Muslim terrorist in Jerusalem’s Old City.
The victim was evacuated to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, where he was said to be in very serious condition. Officials from MDA say the man suffered multiple stab wounds to his upper torso during the attack.
The 28-year-old Muslim terrorist, Abed al-Rahman Bani Fa’adal, who was later confirmed to be a resident of the village of Aqraba near Shechem was promptly eliminated by a police officer at the scene and pronounced dead.
Police have closed Jaffa Gate to traffic in the wake of the attack, and are combing the area for any possible additional terrorists.
On Sunday night it was revealed that the terrorist had been issued an Israeli entry permit, allowing him to cross over from PA-controlled territory into sovereign Israeli territory.
The permit was reportedly a temporary entry permit, intended to allow Abed al-Rahman Bani Fa’adal to find work. The Muslim terrorist reportedly received several entry permits in the past.