Two Arab female teens identified as attackers were shot after slashing at people near the busy outdoor market with scissors, according to police.
One victim was identified as a 70-year-old Palestinian resident of Bethlehem with stab wounds to his upper body.
A second person, a 27-year-old guard, was lightly hurt by shrapnel from gunfire against the attackers, police said.
They were taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Police identified the two attackers as 14 and 16 years old, from northern Jerusalem. The teenage girls were related to one another, police said.
The 16-year-old died at the scene and the 14-year-old was detained, a police spokesperson said. She was taken to an Israeli hospital in critical condition, according to news reports.
Several attackers have been identified as Palestinian teens and adolescents. On Sunday, ministers okayed a move to allow assailants under 14 years of age to be charged.
The busy outdoor market where the attack took place is near Jerusalem’s downtown, which is usually filled with shoppers, vendors and others during the day.
A security camera video released after the incident shows the two attackers jumping up and down and threatening people before they are both shot by a guard.
A witness, Akram Ezyy, said the attackers looked like were “about 12.” He said they were chasing after two old women with scissors when they were shot.
Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said in a statement the police officer ordered the girls to halt their attack, and shot them when they came toward him. The statement did not say how close the girls got to the officer.
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