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Two Arab Teens Charged with Stabbing Rabbi’s Son in the Back

Police have arrested two teenage Arab terrorists for stabbing the son of Torah sage Rabbi Tzvi Tau in the back in Jerusalem.
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 11/14/2012, 1:48 PM

Maaleh Zeitim protest
Maaleh Zeitim protest
Yishai Fleisher

Police have arrested two teenage Arab terrorists invovled in the stabbing the son of Torah sage Rabbi Tzvi Tau in the back in Jerusalem nearly two weeks ago.

The attackers are ages 15 and 17. The older terrorist stabbed Avraham Tau in the back as he and another Jewish boy were walking peacefully from the Western Wall to the Maaleh Zeitim neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem. The 15-year-old Arab tried, but failed, to stab the friend who was walking with Tau.

Tau is son of Rabbi Tzvi Tau, Dean of Jerusalem’s Har Hamor Yeshiva and a venerated Torah sage in the religious Zionist sector. His wounds were defined as "moderate" and he was rushed to the Intensive Care Unit of Hadassah Ein Karem Hospital.

The two Jews kept on walking toward Maaleh Zeitim, where the injured man received initial treatment.

Jerusalem activist Aryeh King said that more than 50 Jews have been attacked in the same spot outside the neighborhood in the past two years. Residents demanded that police establish a deterrent presence in the location.

After the most recent stabbing, a group of Jewish residents protested the lack of security and confronted Arabs outside Maaleh Zeitim.