Five Wounded in Jerusalem Stabbing Spree

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Five Israelis were wounded – including three members of the same family – in a terrorist attack on Hazayit Street in Jerusalem’s Old City on Saturday night, shortly after the end of Shabbat. Two of the victims, including the father of the family, are in critical condition; the three other victims were moderately-to-seriously wounded, including a two-year-old child. The terrorist was shot and critically injured by security forces, and died of his wounds soon after. The attacker began his attack by approaching a group of Jews, at least some of whom were on their way to prayers, at which point he drew a large knife and began stabbing. One of his victims – a woman who was moderately wounded – ran to police stationed some 50 meters away and alerted them to the attack. Police and border police forces ran towards the scene immediately, and were immediately fired upon by the terrorist, who had apparently seized a pistol from one of his victims. Forces responded with accurate fire towards the terrorist, fatally wounding him.

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According to Magen David Adom, one 40-year-old victim – apparently the father – was transferred to Shaarei Tzedek hospital with multiple stab wounds all over his body. The latest attack comes as Palestinian leaders continue to call for more violence against Israelis, on the heels of last week’s deadly terrorist attack in which Arab terrorists murdered two parents in front of their children. In further violence Friday, an Israeli mother and daughter were lightly injured in a rock-throwing attack close to the town of Migdalim, near Hevron. Also on Friday, a border policeman was lightly injured by Arab rock-throwers near the Lion’s Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City. Earlier Friday, police arrested a 25-year-old resident of the Arab neighborhood of Shuafat in Jerusalem, on suspicion of attempting to carry out terrorist attacks against border police in the city, after CCTV showed the man hurling a firebomb at security forces.

Source: Arutz Sheva