Neighborhoods in eastern Jerusalem were placed on full lockdown following a chain of mass casualty terror attacks Tuesday morning.
All roads leading into Jerusalem were closed effective 11 am, until further notice.
The security measures came in response to a set of at least three nearly simultaneous Arab terrorist attacks that left more than 17 civilians wounded. At least five are in critical condition, and half a dozen more are seriously wounded.
Dozens more are badly traumatized after the attacks which took place on Bus #78 and in two locations in the very heart of the city, on Malchei Yisrael Street.
Another attempted terror attack at the Damascus Gate entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem was unsuccessful, however, and left only the terrorist dead.
Two Chabad-Lubavitch yeshiva students were attacked in New York City this past Friday afternoon, COLlive reports.
The students were part of a group that had boarded a sbuway heading from Brooklyn into Manhattan to carry out weekly mitzvah assignments with Jewish business owners and others in the city.
Two 19-year-old students who requested anonymity told COLlive the attack occurred while they were walking on West 37th Street near Ninth Avenue.
A brother of one of the students said, “A firebomb was thrown at one of them. It exploded and there was fire. They were shocked. An Israeli woman was walking by and ran over to check if they were okay.
“Thank G-d, it missed them and landed on the pavement,” he added. “It was a male who had thrown it at them, but they were only able to see his back because he ran away. They didn’t hear him shout or say anything.”
This is the first reported attack on Jews or Israelis in New York since the start of the recent escalation in Arab terror in Israel.
The New York Police Department has accordingly raised security in Jewish neighborhoods. Residents in Crown Heights commented they were seeing more officers on patrol this past week than had been seen during the high holy days, COLlive noted.
For the second time in less than a week, a Palestinian Arab terrorist — this time a teenage girl — stabbed an Israeli Jew at the Lion’s Gate entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem.
An unidentified 18-year-old Palestinian Arab female attacker stabbed the 25-year-old male victim in the back after she sneaked up behind him Wednesday morning at around 10:30 am, Israel Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld said.
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An armed Israeli man who was passing nearby immediately neutralized the terrorist. “The Israeli man responded quickly by drawing his weapon and shooting her,” Rosenfeld said.
The area was cordoned off by police and a search was launched for other possible terrorists in the area.
The stabbing victim was treated at the scene by paramedics before being evacuated to a hospital in the capital. He is listed in fair condition and is conscious.
The terrorist was also taken to a city hospital and is listed in serious condition. Police are examining the possibility that she may have been operating as part of a terror cell, according to Rosenfeld.
On Saturday night, a 19-year-old Palestinian Arab stabbed and shot to death two rabbis, and wounded the wife and baby son of one of them, also near the Lion’s Gate.
The wounded rabbi’s wife ran down an alley to summon help – with a knife still in her shoulder – while the terrorist continued shooting into a crowd of tourists.
The murderer, allegedly a member of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist organization, was shot and killed by an Israeli police officer.
Just a few hours later, a 15-year-old Jewish boy was stabbed by another Palestinian Arab terrorist as he walked down the street a few blocks away from the Old City walls.
Israeli police spotted the terrorist with the knife still in his hand and shot and killed him.