Victim Details the Premeditated Stabbing Near Yaffa Gate [UPDATED 9:16PM IL]

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21:16:
The 32-year-old avreich told Walla News that he was walking with a Gemara and the three Arab males were waiting for them in a dark corner. “It was pitch black” he explained. His friend sustained moderate injuries.

“Three Arabs jumped on us. We did not see a thing. He shouted something against Jews. I did not see a thing. One of them cut me with a knife or another metallic object. It was a miracle – it was near the heart. My friend continued fighting them until he collapsed. I kept thinking how am I going to survive this and then I found myself on the ground”.

20:28:
It is now reported that two Jews were arrested in connection with the stabbing. As stated earlier, it has yet to be conclusively labeled a terror attack.

20:02:
Police report that three Arab suspects were taken into custody a short time ago, all residents of the Old City. Once again it appears Arab residents of the capital are responsible for a terror attack.

19:06:
It appears that two of the avreichim were stabbed. A man in his 30s is reported in light condition with an injury to the neck area and a second victim, in his 40s, is listed in moderate-to-serious condition with a stab wound to his abdomen.

18:59:
Police report three talmidei yeshiva were attacked in the Old City and one stabbed. The victim is in light condition according to police. The attacker is in custody.

18:57:
The victim told police he was stabbed by an Arab. A search for the attacker is underway at this time.

18:51:
A man reportedly in his 40s was stabbed and now listed in moderate-to-serious condition. He managed to get himself to the nearby Kishleh police station. The victim is being transported to Shaare Zedek Medical Center.

18:43:
The man is being treated by Magen David Adom EMS personnel in the police station. The incident is presumed to be a terror attack but this has not been determined with absolute certainty at this time.

18:39 IL: An Israeli male was reportedly stabbed in his abdomen near Jaffa Gate a short time ago. He was transported to nearby Kishleh Police Station, reportedly in moderate-to-serious condition.

More to follow.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)




11 COMMENTS

  1. Please daven for Avraham ben Mazal, age 45, undergoing intensive care at Shaarei Tzedek hospital, after being stabbed outside his Yeshivah in Yerushalayim.

  2. Perhaps Arabs come from a line of desert dwellers used to acting impulsively with a knife. They used to live under no government. And their history influences their thinking.