Bystanders caught on video the police arresting one of the suspects in the stabbing.
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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.
Arabs with Israeli citizenship called for a “third intifada” on Saturday in protests in Haifa and trendy neighborhood in Jerusalem and riots in the Galilee in northern Israel, in Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria.
The radical Islamic Movement, whose northern branch is headquartered in Umm el-Fahm in the Lower Galilee, called settlers “dogs” and hailed the Arab terrorist who was killed by police Friday night a “martyr.”
Rock -throwing spread from the usual hotspots in Judea and Samaria to a major highway north of central Israel. Two Egged bus passengers suffered light wounds when rocks were thrown as the bus passed the police station near the Iron Junction, east of Hadera.
A three-year-old child was one of several Jews lightly injured by rock-throwing terrorists near the community of Shilo in Samaria.
Rioters in Jerusalem caused light damage to the light rail system, used by Arabs and Jews.
In the up-scale German Colony neighborhood in Jerusalem, 100 members of the left-wing Hadash party staged a protest blaming the Netanyahu government for the escalation of violence in eastern Jerusalem.
Border Police clashed with rioters in the Muslim Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem and in eastern Jerusalem.
The United States has banned government officials are banned from entering Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday because of “civil unrest and clashes in the Old City and in East Jerusalem,” said a message sent Thursday to U.S. citizens by the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem.
“As these events may continue tomorrow, U.S. government official personnel are restricted from entering the Old City on Friday, October 31,” the message said. “Although the current restriction is for the Old City, other areas may also be affected by clashes.”
Last week, the American government banned local staffers from riding the light rail because of Arab violence and vandalism against the system.
If an Arab terrorist, God forbid, blows up a McDonald’s restaurant next week, will the United States ban all officials from the fast food outlets in Israel?
And if, God forbid, there will be a country-wide intifada, will the U.S. government order all of its employees in n Israel to say home, or better yet, go home?
Arab rioters threw firecrackers at Border Police in the Old City in Jerusalem Thursday and lightly wounded at least one tourist.
Police arrested one Arab youth.
Earlier in the day, Arabs hurled rocks at a bus in eastern Jerusalem. No property damage or injuries were reported, and one Arab was arrested.
In the Jabel Mukaber Arba neighborhood, next to the Jewish area of Armon HaNatziv, Arab youth clashed with police, who dispersed the rioters.
Hundreds of Jews streamed into the Yemenite Village of Kfar Shiloach, a section of the Jerusalem neighborhood also known as Silwan, this past weekend from other parts of the Old City to join their new neighbors at Beit Ovadia and Beit Frumkin for Shabbat prayers.
Residents in Beit Yehonatan and Beit HaDavash, buildings that existed prior to the acquisition of Beit Ovadia and Beit Frumkin, celebrated the expansion of their community with prayers of thanks.
Ateret Cohanim and the “Committee for the Renewal of Jewish Life in HaShiloach” helped facilitate the acquisition of the new buildings from Arab owners by an overseas company, Kudram.
Ateret Cohanim has deep roots in the Land of Israel, linking back to the sole yeshiva that remained and was hidden behind a wall by an Arab during the War of Independence in 1948, Yeshivat Torah Chaim, established in 1887 and which today is known as Yeshivat Ateret Yerushalayim, which flourishes under the leadership of Rabbi Shlomo Aviner.
Many of those involved with the yeshiva saw the need to further the “physical redemption” of Jerusalem and the need to strengthen Jewish roots in the area after 1967, so a non-profit organization, Ateret Cohanim, was established to further these aims. After facilitating its first acquisition in 1979, yeshiva boys and families moved into a building called ‘Beit HaMa’aravim’ in the old Jewish Quarter (today the Muslim Quarter of the Old City).
Ateret Cohanim helped facilitate and advise Jewish investors from Israel and abroad to purchase properties. It also ensured that a number of centers of Jewish learning (Yeshivot and Kollelim) would blossom in the area. They include Yeshivat Bein Chomot Yerushalayim, Yeshivat Chayei Olam (Today Yeshivat Braslav-Shuvu Banim), Yeshivat Aderet Eliyahu, Kollel Ometz Yishecha (In the Shiloach) and others.
Today, there are also close to 1,000 Jewish residents living in the old Jewish Quarter of the Old City. Jewish life has also sprouted up on the Mount of Olives, in the old Yemenite Village of HaShiloach and in Kidmat Zion, east of the Mount of Olives.
American Friends of Ateret Cohanim , also known as Jerusalem Chai (Jerusalem Lives) helps finance the educational, children’s and social welfare projects connected to Ateret Cohanim. This project helps strengthen Jewish roots at educational institutes in the heart of Jerusalem, in and around the Old City.
There are nearly 70 Jewish families, and “hundreds” of students, children, play centers, yeshivot and synagogues in the area around the Temple Mount.
“Ateret Cohanim has successfully rekindled the flame of Jewish life in the heart and soul of Jerusalem,” spokesman Daniel Luria says.
“With the help of many local and overseas supporters from around the world, it has managed to bring back to the Old City and its environs numerous families and a number of institutes of higher Jewish learning. This in turn is ensuring a vibrant and thriving Jewish life.”