2 Youths Stabbed Heading to the Kosel on Shavuos

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ywnisrael.israelTwo youths were moderately wounded in a stabbing attack on Shavuos night (Motzei Shabbos to Sunday) on their way to the Kosel in the area of Shar Shechem. B’chasdei Hashem their condition improved over yomtov and they are now listed in light-to-moderate condition in Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital.

The two, Breslov Chassidim, were heading to the Kosel. One victim, an 18-year-old, was stabbed in his back and is listed in light/stable condition. The second victim, 15, is listed in light-to-moderate condition.

The incident occurred at 02:30 in the morning and there was heavy pedestrian traffic in the area because many were heading to the Kosel. The 19-year-old Arab male attacker was apprehended later by police after reviewing surveillance camera footage.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem/Posted Isru Chag Shavuos Eretz Yisrael)