Police arrested two Jerusalem Arab minors Saturday night in connection with the stabbing of a 17-year-old Jewish teen by two teen terrorists about an hour later. Both were transferred to security personnel for interrogation.
Searches continued in the area Saturday night until police could confirm the identity of the suspects in custody as the attackers, or innocent bystanders.
The victim had just left evening prayers at the Western Wall together with a second Jewish teen when the two were set upon by their attackers.
The second Jewish teen managed to escape the assailants and race back into the Old City via the Damascus Gate, where he found police and alerted them to the attack by two “14 to 15 year olds” taking place outside the entrance.
The stabbing took place at the close of the Sabbath, as the stars were emerging in the sky.
The victim, who is in fair to good condition, was taken by emergency medical personnel to Hadassah Medical Center’s Mount Scopus campus.