Kiryat Arba
Kiryat Arba Flash 90

An Arab terrorist on Thursday afternoon stabbed a 25-year-old Jewish man in Kiryat Arba, located adjacent to Hevron in Judea, where the Jewish patriarchs and matriarchs other than Rachel are buried.

The victim was seriously wounded with stab wounds to his back, in an attack that took place at the western gate of the town, which opens on to the Arab majority city of Hevron.

Medical teams began treating the victim, who apparently is a resident of Kiryat Arba, and after initial treatment, they evacuated him to Shaare Tzedek Hospital in Jerusalem. 

The terrorist appears to be a 15-year-old Arab assailant who fled the scene. IDF forces launched a manhunt after the attacker who fled in the direction of Hevron, but have yet to apprehend him.

The stabbing in Kiryat Arba is in fact the third such stabbing on Thursday, and comes after no less than six terror attacks on Wednesday.

Just an hour or less before the attack, an Arab terrorist in Tel Aviv stabbed a soldier with a screwdriver and stole her weapon, and went on to wound three others, with all the victims suffering light wounds. The terrorist was eliminated by security forces.

A 25-year-old yeshiva student was seriously injured and another man was lightly injured in a terror attack just earlier on Thursday afternoon at the Jerusalem light rail station, in front of national police headquarters near Ammunition Hill. The terrorist managed to escape.