Jewish Teen Stabbed in Jerusalem

15-year-old stabbed near the Damascus Gate, suffering moderate-to-serious wounds. Stabber shot by security forces.

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Elad Benari,

Ambulance in Old City (file)
Ambulance in Old City (file)
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A 15-year-old Jewish teen was stabbed early Sunday morning at a gas station near the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City.

The teen, who was stabbed in his upper body, was treated at the scene by United Hatzalah paramedics, and is listed in moderate-to-serious condition.

The terrorist was reportedly shot by security forces.

Nahum Bernstein of United Hatzalah said, "When I arrived at the scene I came across a young man who was stabbed for apparent nationalistic reasons. The attacker who fled the scene was shot dead by security forces.”

The attack is the second attack in Jerusalem in a few hours. Two people were killed in an earlier stabbing attack in the Old City on Saturday evening.

Rabbi Nehemia Lavi, 41, and Aharon Banita Bennett, 21, were named as the victims of the earlier terrorist attack.

Bennett, along with his wife and two-year-old son, were attacked by the terrorist; his wife was seriously wounded and the child lightly wounded.

Rabbi Lavi, a father of seven, is originally from Beit El in Binyamin north of Jerusalem, but has lived in the Old City for the past 23 years. He is a rabbi at Yeshivat Ateret Kohanim.

According to the rabbi's friends, he went down with his gun to try and save those wounded by the Arab terrorist in the attack, but the terrorist stabbed him and took his weapon.

The Islamic Jihad terrorist group in Gaza took credit for the murder, perpetrated by 19-year-old terrorist Mohannad Shafik Halabi.








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