Jerusalem knife attacker shot dead, Israeli police say

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man holds up a V-sign as an Israeli policeman stands next to the body a Palestinian assailant who was shot dead near Jerusalem's Old City following a reported attack on December 26, 2015A Palestinian man tried to stab an Israeli police officer on Saturday near Jerusalem’s Old City and was killed, a police spokeswoman said. Later, the army said a Palestinian injured a soldier in the West Bank by hitting him with his car before himself being shot — but a witness said the man had not attacked anyone before he was hit. Meanwhile, the army said a Palestinian driver approached the Huwara checkpoint in the northern West Bank and rammed his car into security forces.

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