A teenager was stabbed and lightly to moderately injured in a terrorist attack in the Old City of Jerusalem on Monday, according to police and medics.

The Magen David Adom emergency medical service said its personnel treated a fully conscious 17-year-old male near the Western Wall, who said he was stabbed at the Chain Gate entrance to the Temple Mount.

The victim was taken in stable condition to Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in the Israeli capital.

The suspect fled the scene but security forces quickly apprehended him, the police said.

The terrorist was identified as a 14-year-old male from Shuafat in the eastern part of Jerusalem.

The knife used by a 14-year-old terrorist in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Old City, Feb. 13, 2023. Credit: Israel Police.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that the governing coalition would this week pass legislation in the Knesset to strip the citizenship of terrorists and expel them from the country.

The prime minister’s declaration comes after 6-year-old Yaakov Israel Paley and 20-year-old Alter Shlomo Lederman were killed on Friday when they were run over by an Arab Israeli driver in Jerusalem’s Ramot neighborhood. Eight-year-old Asher Menachem Paley, Yaakov’s brother, died over Shabbat from wounds sustained in the attack.


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