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.
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.
השניות הראשונות לאחר הפיגוע ברח' יפו, 2 מחבלות חמושות במספריים דקרו גבר ופצעו אותו קל, מאבטח ביצע ירי וחיסל אחת מהן pic.twitter.com/uGXAYxztl5
— אלי שלזינגר (@leizersh) November 23, 2015