Police have a 15-year-old Arab suspect in custody for the attack. The suspected terrorist lives in northern Jerusalem.
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Early Thursday evening (Jan. 8, 2015) local sources reported an Arab terrorist stabbed a Jewish rabbical student near the Damascus Gate at the entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem.
The victim, a Chassidic 25-year-old U.S. citizen, was treated on the scene by medics from the United Hatzalah emergency response service before being taken to Sha’are Tzedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.. Doctors say he is in serious but stable condition.
A medic told Israel’s Army Radio the victim was “fully conscious” when the ambulance arrived, and remained conscious throughout, adding that it appeared he had been on his way to pray at the Western Wall (Kotel) when he was attacked.
Police have thrown a dragnet around the city and are searching for the terrorist.
The site is a popular location often used by tourists and locals to enter the Old City.
People come there to buy trinkets and household goods, bargaining over the prices in the alley leading the entrance with Arab business owners. Both sides benefit from the exchange, which is a tradition that dates back centuries.
During terror-ridden “intifada” periods, however, when Israel is plagued by violent attacks on its citizens by Arab terrorists, the Old City market is generally empty. The ancient stones on the streets and alleys echo with the footsteps of the Jewish, Arab and Christian residents who live there, and the merchants suffer economic hardship.
Others who live in the Muslim Quarter deeper into the Old City, however, often stand in the doorways glaring at Jews passing by on their way to pray at the Western Wall, their eyes filled with hate.
Israeli soldiers Thursday night entered Ramallah and arrested a Jerusalem Arab youth who stabbed two Border Police at the Old City of Jerusalem last week and then fled to the seat of power of the Palestinian Authority.
The IDF found the attacker, Mohammed al-Ajiluni, hiding in a home in Ramallah, where the Palestinian Authority is supposed to clean out the terrorist infrastructure and show Israel how it is so responsible that Israel can count on its army, called “police” under the Oslo Accords, to protect Israel.
Israel Radio reported Friday morning that the two Border Policemen suffered light wounds in the stabbing attack near the Lions Gate.
Arab terrorists hurled a firebomb (Molotov cocktail) at an Israeli vehicle on Saturday in the Shiloach (Silwan) neighborhood of Jerusalem.
Shiloach is next to the Old City, nestled along the eastern side of the rampart walls.
The vehicle, which was heavily damaged in the attack, belonged to a security guard in the area. An investigation has been launched, according to Israel Police.
If and when the perpetrator or perpetrators are caught, it is likely they will face a stiff prison sentence.
On Sunday, November 2, the government cabinet voted to add an amendment to the current penal code, allowing judges to imprison a convicted terrorist for up to 20 years for throwing or casting stones or other objects — such as a firebomb — at a motor vehicle.
Bystanders caught on video the police arresting one of the suspects in the stabbing.
Jerusalem district police closed all entrances to the Old City Monday evening after two men were stabbed by Arab assailants near the Jaffa Gate.
A 45-year-old man managed to drag himself to the Kishleh police station with stab wounds in the abdomen, and said he’d been stabbed by Arabs.
A second man, age 32, was also hurt. He suffered wounds to the neck, and had a broken hand.
Both were rushed to Shaare Tzedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.
Police said three Jewish students from the Breslov Chassidic Yeshiva ‘Shuvu Banim’ were stabbed and beaten by a group of Arabs who surrounded them and then fled immediately following the attack.
It is not clear how the confrontation began, nor whether there was an argument and if so, who began it. However, Israel Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld said authorities “strongly believe” the incident was a terror attack.
Three of the suspects who were arrested reportedly are Arab residents of Jerusalem. In an odd twist, two Jews reportedly were also arrested in connection with the attack, according to The Muqata, although no details were provided.
Police joined Border Patrol officers in searching the area for additional perpetrators.
In the past month, 11 Israelis have died at the hands of Arab terrorists in Israel. The figure includes five victims who were murdered in a bloodbath last week at a Jerusalem synagogue perpetrated by two terrorists from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).
A 20-year-old man told police he was attacked by Arabs Tuesday night as he rode his bicycle near the New Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem.
The man was listed in fair to good condition at Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center after he was struck with a lead pipe.
Israel Police and Border Patrol officers have arrested two 19-year-old Arab males in connection with the attack. Both were held for further questioning.
The arrests were made after searches were conducted using footage from security cameras.