Damascus Gate terrorist turns himself in

16-year-old from eastern Jerusalem who carried out Damascus Gate stabbing turns himself in. Search continues for second terrorist.

Elad Benari,

Scene of attack by Damascus Gate
Scene of attack by Damascus Gate
From security camera

One of the terrorists who carried out Saturday evening’s stabbing attack at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem turned himself into police overnight Saturday.

Police said the terrorist, a 16-year-old Arab from eastern Jerusalem, turned himself in once he understood that investigators were closing in on him.

Police continue searching for a second terrorist who was involved in the attack, in which a 17-year-old was lightly wounded.

The terrorist's arrest occurred a few hours after police, in an unusual moved, publicized his picture so that the public would try to help find him.

Meanwhile, the 17-year-old Jewish youth who was stabbed in the terror attack spoke with reporters from his hospital bed on Saturday night.

Though his name has not been released, he is originally from Brooklyn, New York. He made aliyah last month in order to join the army and is currently studying in a pre-military academy next to Jerusalem.

"I turned around and saw them running, and I started to run. I understood that it was a terror attack and that I had been stabbed. I didn't see the terrorist, he came from behind and stabbed me. There were two of them with knives, they looked young... I was never afraid. G-d willing, I will enlist in the army and join Sayeret Matkal."








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