Daily Israel Report

Arabs Stab Young Jew in Jerusalem

Haredi-religious man, around 20, stabbed near Tomb of Shimon HaTzaddik. He is conscious. Two suspects arrested.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 4/19/2012, 9:26 PM

Arabs Stab Young Jew
Arabs Stab Young Jew
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An apparent nationalistic terror crime was perpetrated in Jerusalem Thursday evening. Assailants believed to be Arabs stabbed a haredi-religious Jew, aged around 20, at the "hotels junction" near the Tomb Shimon HaTzaddik. The victim was reportedly in moderate condition and conscious before he was evacuated to a hospital. 

The victim and a friend were walking back from the evening prayer at the Tomb of Rabbi Shimon HaTzaddik toward Me'ah She'arim when two Arabs aged around 18 accosted them.

According to the friend, the Arabs stabbed the victim in the leg several times.

Yehuda Amitai, a medic for Ichud Hatzalah, told Arutz Sheva that the event was reported at around 9:00 p.m.. "When we arrived at the scene we saw the victim near the Etz HaZayit Hotel. He had been stabbed several times in the area of the leg, and after initial treatment he was evacuated to Hadassah Hospital."

"Following the attack, the Arabs in the neighborhood began getting rowdy, there were fisticuffs between the Arabs and police, including rock throwing and rioting. Large police forces are still pouring in and trying to restore order and catch the terrorists."

The stabbers escaped. Police have arrested two suspects who match the descriptions given by the victim and the eyewitness.