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14 May 2017, 02:58 | Clarence Schmidt
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Samri added that the attacker is a 57 year old Jordanian man who entered the country a week ago on a tourist Visa, and added that the police is still investigating his background, including the reason of his visit.
"The terrorist rushed toward him, whipped out a knife that he had in his possession, stormed him and began stabbing him".
Sumari said the officer was moderately injured in the attack. "Each of them was personal or psychological reasons", - said the press service of the police.
"The Israeli government, which is the occupying force, bears responsibility for the shooting of a Jordanian citizen in occupied east Jerusalem which led to his martyrdom", government spokesman Mohamed Momani said in a statement.
"It's time for Jordan to stop playing this double game", the prime minister's office said in a statement.
Israel's Security Minister Gilad Erdan praised the police officer for his professionalism and bravery, for battling and overcoming the terrorist, and preventing a much worse terror attack from happening.
Others were shot dead during protests or clashes, while some were killed in Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip.
Israel says the violence is fueled by a Palestinian campaign of incitement.
Israel says at least 164 of them were carrying out stabbings, shootings or auto ramming attacks. Israel has identified majority as attackers.
Jordan on Saturday blamed Israel for the killing of a Jordanian national in Jerusalem. Peace talks between the sides broke down in 2014. He is due to travel to the Middle East this month and meet separately with Israeli and Palestinian leaders on May 22-23.
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