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IDF Nabs Knife Terrorist Who Attacked in Jerusalem

Security forces have arrested the Arab terrorist who nearly killed a young Jew on the Sabbath in the Ramot area of Jerusalem.
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 11/6/2011, 4:08 PM

Site of the terrorist stabbing
Site of the terrorist stabbing
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Security forces have arrested the Arab terrorist who nearly killed a young Jew on the Sabbath in the Ramot area of Jerusalem on October 22.

A gag order on the arrest was released Sunday following the arrest of Abbas Mahmoud Zaid, who stabbed 17-year-old Yehuda Na'amad while he was walking in the afternoon of the Sabbath.

The terrorist is a university student who lives in Beit Iksa, an Arab village near Ramot and located in Samaria.

He confessed to carrying out the attack for Arab nationalist motives and re-created the crime during the investigation by the army, the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) and police.

The youth, a yeshiva student, was stabbed twice, in the stomach and back, and a neighborhood doctor and medics from the Magen David Adom emergency rescue service were credited with possibly saving his life by treating him at the scene before he was rushed to Hadassah’s Ein Kerem Medical Center.