In Jerusalem, near the Old City’s Herod’s Gate, a Border Police officer lost her life, and another sustained non-life-threatening injuries due to a stabbing assault. The critically injured officer was later identified as Sgt. Elisheva Rose Ida Lubin, a 20-year-old who had immigrated to Israel from the United States and joined the police force. ” Following the incident, the attacker, a 16-year-old Palestinian boy from East Jerusalem, was shot and killed by other officers. A person of interest was taken into custody on suspicion of having aided the young assailant. As investigations continue, the surge in violence has heightened tensions in the region, marking a continuation of hostilities that have claimed the lives of several officers and civilians in recent weeks.
Paramedics arrived at the site of the stabbing quickly and rendered aid to the wounded. They were rushed to Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem, where Officer Lubin was pronounced dead.
She was the 59th police officer killed since the October 7th attacks on Israel. Just last month, there was a shooting incident outside of the same police station. Two officers were wounded, one seriously. The assailant was a 21-year-old Palestinian man using a “Carlo,” a makeshift machine made in the West Bank. The man was shot and killed by police as he tried to escape the scene on foot.