Soldier says attacked by Arabs in Jerusalem

Home Front Command soldier evacuated to hospital with light injuries after being beaten on Jerusalem street


An IDF soldier sustained light injuries Sunday evening when he was attacked on Polanski Street in Jerusalem, Ynet reported.

The soldier, 19, was treated at the scene by volunteer paramedics and later evacuated to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital. Police were scouring the area for the assailants, who fled the scene.

The soldier, who serves in the Home Front Command, was in uniform but was not carrying a weapon. He told police that two young Arabs had beaten him without any provocation on his part.

One of the paramedics said, “I saw a soldier lying on the ground. He was in great pain and couldn’t get up. We treated him at the scene until he was evacuated.”

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By Yair Altman