Guard stabbed at bus station

A SECURITY guard was critically injured at Jerusalem’s central bus station when he was stabbed in the heart by a Palestinian terrorist on Sunday.

In what was likely a response to President Donald Trump’s statement about Jerusalem, Asher Elimelech, 46, was left with life-threatening wounds.

A passer-by swiftly wrestled the attacker, Yasin Abu al-Qur’a, 24, from the Nablus area, to the ground and police arrested him.

The injured security guard was rushed to Shaare Zedek Hospital, where he was put on life support in the intensive care unit.

The stabbing was the worst of a series of weekend attacks including gunshots fired at a bus near Ein Yabrud on the West Bank and rocks thrown at a bus from Haifa injuring an 18-year-old woman.

Qur’a pulled out a knife as he was being checked at the bus station, stabbing Elimelech in the chest.

After the attack, a crowd chanted “death penalty for terrorists”.

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