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Volunteer medics work on stabbed colleague in Crown Heights Hatzolah ambulance.

A volunteer medic with the Hatzolah emergency medical response organization was knifed in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights section on Tuesday evening. The attacker escaped.

David Katz, 34, was stabbed in the back by a man who sneaked up and ambushed him from behind at around 8:20 pm on the corner of Eastern Parkway and Rogers Avenue.


The masked stabber who fled the scene was described as a six-foot-tall black male. It is not yet clear whether the attack was racially or simply criminally motivated, or had some connection to the radical Islamist attacks taking place in Israel in the current wave of terror.

Katz radioed fellow Hatzolah members for help. Those who responded treated the injured victim for stab wounds to the upper right side of his back before evacuating him to Kings County Hospital in serious but stable condition.

Investigators from the NYPD Intelligence Division & Counter-terrorism Bureau are working on the attack with the Hate Crimes Task Force and are scrutinizing CCTV footage from the area.

Crown Heights is a mixed-ethnic integrated community comprised of Chabad-Lubavitch Chassidic Jews, Carribean-American, African-American and Latin-American Jews.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.


  1. Steven Simmons in my family 52 people perished at the hands of the Nazis and none of us decided it would be a good thing to take our anger out on 80 year old German grandmas by stabbing them.
    The fact that Sudan, which perpetrated ethnic cleansing on Dafur was elected to the UNHRC should tell you something about who condemns Israel for violating human rights.

  2. I'm outraged by the" politically correct" Jewish media coverage. Yesterday the Vos is naies, now the Jewish press states: "it is not yet clear whether the attack was racially or simply criminally motivated"
    Ribono shel Olam, why the Jewish media follows the BBC, CNN leftist footsteps? Shame on us! We need honest goyim (Pat Condell, Brigitte Gabriel, Robert Spencer on you tube) to tell what is happening around us?

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