Yeshiva students stabbed by Arabs in Jerusalem’s Old City


45 yr-old Jewish man arrives at police station with stab wounds to abdomen along with yeshiva students  that suffered wounds to neck & hand.

A suspect is being held for questioning, while police are searching for additional suspects.

By Noam (Dabul) Dvir, Yaron Kelner


A 45-year-old Jewish man arrived at a police station in Jerusalem’s Old City on Monday evening with stab wounds to his abdomen. The man, who was moderately wounded, said he had been stabbed by Arabs.

Border Police at Jerusalem's Old City (Photo: Reuters)

Border Police at Jerusalem’s Old City – Photo: Reuters

An initial investigation found that three yeshiva students from the ‘Shuvu Ahim’ yeshiva were attacked by several Arabs, during which the man had been stabbed. Police is investigating whether an argument had broken out between the yeshiva students and Arab youth.

Magen David Adom paramedics called to the police station evacuated the man to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. Another man, 32 years old, was taken to Shaare Zedek in light condition with wounds to his neck and a fracture in his hand.

One suspect was held for questioning, while police and Border Police forces were searching the area for additional suspects.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the incident was being regarded as a terrorist attack.

Israel is in the midst of its worst sustained bout of violence in nearly a decade. Eleven Israelis have been killed in Palestinian attacks over the past month, including five people who were killed in a assault on a Jerusalem synagogue last week.

Attacks have been mostly in Jerusalem but also in Tel Aviv and the West Bank.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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