13-year-old Israeli boy stabbed while riding bicycle in Jerusalem

The Pisgat Ze'ev neighborhood in Jerusalem. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(JNS.org) A 13-year-old Israeli boy was stabbed Monday by two Palestinian teenagers as he rode his bike in the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Pisgat Ze’ev.

According to Israeli police, the two Palestinian terrorists, ages 13 and 15, were cousins from the Beit Hanina neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem. The older attacker was shot dead by police after fleeing the scene, while the younger assailant was hit by a car and seriously injured. 

The Israeli victim, who suffered multiple stab wounds to the upper body, was brought to Hadassah Hospital on Mount Scopus, where he underwent emergency surgery. While doctors were able to save his life, the boy remains in critical condition.

A 25-year-old Israeli man was also wounded during the attack, which was the third terror attack of the day in Jerusalem. Earlier, a 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist from eastern Jerusalem was shot dead while attempting to stab a police officer, while an 18-year-old Palestinian woman stabbed a Border Police officer outside of police headquarters on Ammunition Hill.  

Posted on October 12, 2015 .