Terrorist attack in Jerusalem’s northern neighborhood of Pisgat Ze’ev left the IDF soldier with light wounds.
Three young Arab terrorists carried out a stabbing attacking Thursday morning, targeting a soldier in Jerusalem’s northern neighborhood of Pisgat Ze’ev.
The soldier was left with light stab wounds in his leg, after being attacked on Nativ Hamazalot Street in the capital city.
Magen David Adom (MDA) crews treated the soldier, and evacuated him to the Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital nearby. He was released shortly thereafter.
Police have opened an investigation to track down the attackers. Apparently the stabbing was nationalistically motivated, a crime carrying a heavier penalty.
The security situation has escalated since Saturday, when IDF forces entered Jenin in Samaria to arrest the Hamas terrorist Hamza Abu Alheja. Alheja resisted arrest and fired on soldiers, leading them to open fire and kill him. An Arab mob assembled in the meantime, shooting at the soldiers, and in the exchange two more were killed, one of them a terrorist belonging to Islamic Jihad.
Statements by Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade, an offshoot of Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah movement, vowed revenge on Israel for the incident.
Later on Saturday, Arab mobs in eastern Jerusalem protested the killing of the terrorist by throwing rocks and molotov cocktails at security forces, who used crowd dispersal techniques to break up the riot. Additionally, an Egged bus was damaged by rocks near the Old City’s Dung Gate, leading police to increase their presence.
Just the following day (Sunday), Arab terrorists rioted at Rachel’s Tomb next to Bethlehem in Judea, lobbing improvised explosives and firebombs. Two border policemen were injured in the attacks.
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