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Yafo street near Machane Yehuda in Jerusalem following an attempted terror attack - Nov. 23 2015

Two female Arab terrorists carried out what they must have believed was a “real jihad” attack on Monday morning when they stabbed an elderly Arab man with a pair of scissors on Jerusalem’s central Jaffa Street at around 11:10 am.

The stabbing took place next to the offices of the Ministry of Health, across the street from the iconic Mahane Yehuda open air market.

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The terrorists arrived at the scene with their makeshift weapons and started trying to stab people. Their first victim, a 70-year-old Arab man from the Palestinian Authority-occupied city of Bethlehem, was stabbed in the head and suffered light to moderate wounds.

A second victim, a 27-year-old security guard at a nearby government office, was hit in the hand by a stray bullet that ricocheted. Several bystanders suffered shock as well.

Both the “new to the fold” terrorists, ages 14 and 16 from Jerusalem, were immediately neutralized by armed Israelis on site, who opened fire, as did a policeman who raced to the scene straight from a barber’s chair with his M-16 rifle and purple barber sheet flying along behind him (see video below).

One terrorist is dead, and the other is listed in serious and unstable condition.

The injured were treated at the scene by Magen David Adom medics before being evacuated to Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center.

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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 Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.

27 COMMENTS

  1. Em Di Ess I don't think it's so clear cut. Maybe some people would grow up to be "better killers", but considering the effect that adulthood has on most people, I suspect they would sober out.

    They might still condone the killing, but not do it themselves. And if you think killing everyone who condones killing is ok — well, I think that's pretty extreme.

    I see these kids as delusional. They want status and excitement and don't realize the consequences of what they're doing. (I see them that way because that is typically what teenagers are. Think about what motivated you and how thought-out you were as a 14-year-old)

    As a result, and considering that many of them have not caused severe damage — I think a little more precaution should be taken to stop them without fatal action. If the ONLY way to stop them is fatally, then I accept that.

    Also — just as a note — I receive notifications of these comments and making a comment like "that is the stupidest comment ever" is a little insensitive and quite honestly, has no content. If you want to criticize or hold a different opinion, please share it. I am very open to learning new perspectives.

  2. Israel is at war. You have my every sympathy. Citizens of any other nation who turned on their attackers, after so much provocation, would be praised for defending themselves. In this kind of warfare people can only be defended by individuals defending themselves. Terrorist warfare is something the West has yet to understand and respond to effectively. Don't listen to the rubbish our Western media spew out. Many ordinary people love you, Israel.

  3. Emunah Fialkoff This is extremely naive, foolish and dangerous thinking for any Israeli. These teenagers have been brainwashed from birth—between watching all their “Kill Jews” cartoons, their Parents and Imams teaching them about evil Jews who need to die, and the never ending Palestinian/Abbas anti-Jew propaganda machines. They are damaged—beyond repair. Better every one of them is killed when attempting murder, so as to ASSURE there is NO CHANCE of them every killing anyone in the future. How would YOU feel if one of them was spared death, released in 2 years (or less) and came back to harm you or a family member. A dead terrorists can repeat no more crimes…

  4. The man running looked like Batman or Superman to the rescue. My comment may seem funny but seriously, G-d had given wisdom and supernatural strength and power to His people like Samson, Daniel and his friends, king David and more throughout the Bible. It is not human power but G-dgiven dunamis (power). G-d is with Israel then, and now.

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