(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) A 19-year-old Israeli man was stabbed in Maaleh Adumim, east of Jerusalem, on Sunday. He sustained moderate wounds and was rushed to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. Security forces, assisted by police helicopters, began searching the area for the assailant, who according to the victim was Palestinian.
The victim was reportedly waiting for a bus at the Mishor Adumim industrial park when he was attacked by a Palestinian man, who stabbed him and fled. The victim sustained wounds to the chest and shoulder, but was able to get to the nearby al-Zaim checkpoint, where border police called Magen David Adom paramedics to treat him. Once stabilized at the scene, the victim was taken to the hospital.
Quoting a Judea and Samaria Police official, Israel’s Channel 2 said the incident was being investigated as a terrorist attack. According to the report, eyewitness accounts suggested the attacker ran to the people waiting at the bus stop, stabbed one of them at random, and fled towards the nearby Palestinian city of Jericho.