Stabbing attack in Jerusalem; one wounded

Arab terrorist arrested after stabbing Jewish man along Hanevi'im Street in the capital.

Ari Soffer , | updated: 10:41 AM

Scene of Hanevi'im Street stabbing attack
Scene of Hanevi'im Street stabbing attack
MDA Jerusalem

One person has been wounded in a stabbing attack by an Arab terrorist along Jerusalem's Hanavi'im Street, close to Highway 1.

The attacker, a Palestinian Arab in his twenties from Judea and Samaria, has been arrested.

The victim - a Jewish man in his late twenties - is being treated for a stab wound to his shoulder. Magen David Adom paramedics who treated him at the scene say he was lightly wounded; he has since been transferred to Jerusalem's Shaare Tzedek hospital for further treatment.

Police said the perpetrator was seen by officers "stabbing a Jew and fleeing," discarding the knife nearby.

The officers ran and "caught the terrorist, subdued and arrested him," a police statement said.

It marks the first Arab terror attack this week, and follows a number of attacks and attempted attacks last week.

Yesterday evening, security forces announced the arrest of the two terrorists responsible for planting a roadside bomb which left an IDF officer seriously injured last Tuesday.

The officer, who suffered serious head wounds in the attack outside Hizme just north of Jerusalem, is in stable condition, with doctors reporting a slight improvement in his condition.

AFP contributed to this report.



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