The Palestinian media reported that the terrorist attack in Jerusalem was carried out by two residents of Qalqiliya: 20-year-old Anan Abu Habsi and 19-year-old Issa Asaph.
According to Israeli media, the two terrorists previously detained by Israeli security forces. Issa Assaf served a year in an Israeli prison for alleged terrorist activities, his partner in 2010, was detained at the qalandia crossing with a knife. The Annan HABs was 16 years old, in a conversation with representatives of the security services of Israel, he claimed that he carried the knife for self-defense, because at home he was beaten father.
23 December around 13:00 at the Jaffa gate of the Old city of Jerusalem terrorists, armed with knives, attacked the Israelis. Three people had been injured. The attackers neutralized the female soldiers MAGAN. One of the terrorists was killed on the spot, the second died in hospital.