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Two wounded in Jerusalem terror stabbing

Police apprehended the Arab assailant shortly after the attack.

An Israeli man was seriously wounded in a terrorist attack near the Jaffa Gate entrance to Jerusalem's Old City, Sept. 6, 2023. Photo by Kobi Natan/TPS.
An Israeli man was seriously wounded in a terrorist attack near the Jaffa Gate entrance to Jerusalem's Old City, Sept. 6, 2023. Photo by Kobi Natan/TPS.

An Israeli was seriously wounded and a foreign tourist lightly hurt in a terrorist attack on Wednesday near the Jaffa Gate entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City.

Magen David Adom emergency medical personnel treated the Israeli victim, a man in his 50s, for stab wounds to the upper body, before evacuating him to Hadassah Medical Center in the capital.

The other victim, a teenager, sustained a superficial stab wound to the abdomen and was taken for treatment to Shaare Zedek Medical Center.

Additionally, a woman in her 50s was treated for acute anxiety.

Warning: Graphic imagery.

Police quickly apprehended the assailant, a 17-year-old Arab from the eastern part of Jerusalem, who had fled after stabbing the civilians with a cleaver.

The butcher’s knife used in a terrorist attack near Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City on Sept. 6, 2023. Credit: Israel Police.

Jerusalem District Commander Superintendent Doron Turgeman held a situational assessment, and instructed police to launch a probe into the attack.

On Monday evening, Israeli security forces arrested an Arab woman after she attempted to stab a police officer in the Old City.

The incident reportedly occurred near the Lions’ Gate entrance to the Temple Mount.

Officers were able to disarm the woman without resorting to use of their firearms, according to the police statement. No injuries were reported during the incident.

Last week, an Israeli man was moderately wounded in a stabbing at the Shivtei Yisrael light-rail stop outside the Old City. The assailant, identified by local media as a 14-year-old Arab resident of Beit Hanina in northern Jerusalem, was shot and killed by a Border Police officer.

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