Israeli police say that a security guard has been stabbed near Jerusalem’s central bus station. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says the guard was seriously wounded Sunday and his attacker arrested . The Magen David Adom medical service says a 30-year-old male suffered a stabbing wound in his upper body. The incident appeared to be the first attack since President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital . The announcement set off protests and demonstration across the West Bank, eastJerusalem and the Gaza Strip, and demonstrations around the world.
In more than two years of intermittent attacks, Palestinians have killed more than 50 Israelis, two visiting Americans and a British tourist in stabbings, shootings and car-ramming attacks .
Israeli forces have killed more than 260 Palestinians in that time, mostly attackers.
Brazilian Grand Prix organisers have been issued with security recommendations by the FIA to implement in 2018 to avoid the issues which plagued this year’s race weekend. The penultimate race of the season had a series of robberies and attacks on F1 personnel1 take place away from Sao Paulo’s Interlagos circuit . Most concerning was the fact that the incidents continued despite local police increasing its presence around the circuit after Mercedes staff members were robbed at gunpoint early in the weekend. The problematic weekend prompted Pirelli and McLaren to cancel a two-day tyre test planned to take place at the circuit the following week . F1 management said it could not be held responsible for the attacks, but the failure to address concerns during the weekend itself led to criticism, prompting a report2 to be presented to the final World Motor Sport Council meeting of the year this week.
That report has outlined a plan for Interlagos to follow next year and includes the setting up of a police reporting hub at the circuit itself. “The World Council was presented with the report on the security incidents that occurred at this year’s Brazilian Grand Prix which was requested from the Commercial Rights Holder (CRH) by the FIA,” a statement read. “Following the report, the CRH recommended that the promoter, who is responsible for the security of the event, retains an independent security expert to evaluate and advise on security plans, implements a police reporting hub at the circuit and improves overall communication between the promoter security, police and F1 stakeholders.
“The World Council strongly urged the promoter to implement these recommendations and improve the situation ahead of next year’s event . The FIA will offer to participate in discussions with the local authorities and closely monitor the situation.” Local authorities hope the impending sale of the circuit will help calm security fears for future events . The city of Sao Paulo is in talks with at least three interested parties.
A police cordon was thrown up near St Paul’s Cathedral after a suspicious package was found. City of London Police said the package had been deemed non-suspicious a little more than an hour after officers were called at 10.23am. The object was found inside a building in St Martin’s Le Grand, the force confirmed.
It said on Twitter: “The item has now been deemed non suspicious and officers are working to clear the incident . Cordons are still currently in place.”
Reports on social media suggested surrounding buildings had been evacuated. St Paul’s underground station was also closed during the alert.