(ANSA) - TEL AVIV, 04 DEC - An Israeli was wounded today in a knife attack near the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem.
The emergency services reported that the attacker was hit by the reaction of the security forces and killed when he was on the ground.
The Israeli - who according to some sources is a young Orthodox Jew - was taken to hospital.
Brief clashes then took place between Palestinians and the police, with agents who threw grenades to disperse the demonstrators.
Last month a Palestinian from Hamas also opened fire in the Old City, killing an Israeli.