Two elderly Jewish women were stabbed by two Arab terrorists as they walked along a path under the boardwalk in Jerusalem’s Armon HaNatziv neighborhood early Tuesday morning near the Arnona section of the city, which is not far from Arab neighborhoods.
The victims were part of a group of five women who were out enjoying the beautiful spring weather in the capital when the two masked Arabs launched their attack, according to police sources.
Both women were in their 70s and were stabbed in the chest, one stabbed multiple times. The two victims were rushed by paramedics from the Magen David Adom emergency medical response service to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center. They were both conscious and were listed in fair condition upon admission to the hospital’s Trauma Unit.
Two suspects were tracked down and arrested within a short time after they managed to escape, fleeing in the direction of the Jabel Mukabar section of Jerusalem, according to security sources. Jabel Mukabar has been a terrorist stronghold in the city for months.