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Police say assailant was a woman who was overpowered and arrested by police at the scene.Palestinian woman stabbed and attacked an Israeli man outside the Old City in Jerusalem on Saturday, police said, adding that he was lightly injured.Police said the attacker, in her 30s, was overpowered and arrested by police officers at the scene. She was taken for questioning.The victim was taken to Hadassah Hospital, Mount Scopus for treatment for a stab wound in his shoulder.The attack occurred on Sultan Suleiman Street near the Damascus Gate, the same street where Border Police officer Hadas Malka was stabbed to death in June.

Over the past 18 months the Old City, and the Damascus Gate in particular, have seen several attacks by Palestinians, and in two cases by Jordanian nationals.Since September 2015, mainly Palestinian assailants have killed 48 Israelis, two visiting Americans, a Palestinian man and a British student, mainly in stabbing, shooting and vehicular attacks. In that time, some 259 Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire, a majority of them attackers, according to authorities.

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