Palestinian youths, ages 12 and 13, stab Israeli guard on Jerusalem light rail

The Jerusalem light rail. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( Two Palestinian minors, ages 12 and 13, stabbed and wounded an Israeli security guard on Jerusalem’s light rail on Tuesday. Train passengers held the 12-year-old terrorist until security forces arrived.

One minor was shot and disarmed by the wounded guard while train passengers “took control of the second attacker until therapid arrival of police,” Israel Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said. The guard and train passengers were praised for their actions. 

“The rapid determination of the guard and tram passengers prevented more innocent people from being harmed,” Chief Superintendent Avi Cohen of the Israel Police said in a statement.

The uncle of the two attackers, who resides in the Shuafat refugee camp, was allegedly calling for terrorism against Jews over the last six weeks, according to Yedioth Ahronoth.

Two other knife attacks occurred on Tuesday in Jerusalem, but security forces killed the terrorists.

Posted on November 10, 2015 .