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An Arab terrorist stabbed and lightly wounded a 16 year-old Yeshiva student on Friday on Shmuel Hanavi Street in Jerusalem, located north of the Old City between it and Hebrew University’s Mount Scopus campus.
Security forces managed to arrest the terrorist shortly after the stabbing occurred, following a brief manhunt.
Magen David Adom (MDA) and United Hatzalah medics were dispatched to the scene to treat the victim, who suffered wounds to his upper body and was listed in light condition; he was transferred to Hadassah Medical Center at Mount Scopus.
“When we arrived at the scene, there were a lot of security forces and witnesses there,” MDA medic Zohar Maman stated Friday afternoon. “They took us to the 16-year-old teenager who was fully conscious, he was up and walking around and complained of a pain in his shoulder, after a medical examination we found the stabbing wound, we gave him medical treatment and transferred him to hospital in light and stable condition.”
An initial investigation into the attack suggests the terrorist – a Palestinian Arab – first approached the Jewish teenager and began punching him before stabbing him; the victim claimed that he did not initially feel the stabbing, and began chasing after his attacker. Police are still searching for the weapon used in the crime.
Meanwhile, just minutes after the Jerusalem stabbing attack, police shot dead a terrorist in Kiryat Arba after he stabbed a police officer outside the city’s Hazon David synagogue.
Ari Yashar contributed to this report.