Lion's Gate stabber and victim evacuated at Kotel Plaza
Lion's Gate stabber and victim evacuated at Kotel PlazaYonatan Sindel/Flash 90

The family of the female Arab terrorist who on Wednesday stabbed a Jew at the Lion's Gate of Jerusalem's Old City shortly afterwards clashed with Border Patrol officers at the hospital where she is being treated.

The terrorist, aged in her 20s, had sneaked up on a 36-year-old Jewish man at the gate located on the eastern side of the Old City, stabbing him in the back and moderately wounding him. He managed to shoot her and inflict serious wounds.

Both the attacker and the victim were transported to the Kotel (Western Wall) Plaza before being transferred on to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital on the southwestern edge of the capital.

The family of the terrorist shortly afterwards arrived at the hospital and began clashing with Border Patrol officers stationed at the hospital.

According to the claims of the terrorist's family, the officers prevented them from visiting her, a claim that if true likely stems from security concerns.

One member of the family was arrested as a result of the clashes.

The stabbing occurred just hours before another Arab terrorist stabbed an IDF soldier in Kiryat Gat, located in the coastal plain east of Ashkelon, and stole his weapon before fleeing into a residential building.

Police forces rushed to the scene and eliminated the terrorist. The soldier received light wounds to his head as he tried to fight with the terrorist.