At approximately 6:20 AM Friday, two men were stabbed in the Old City, one near Damascus Gate (Sha’ar Shechem) and the other near the Hurva Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter (Rova Yehudi), MDA reported.
פיגוע דקירה בירושלים: מפגע שהגיע לשער שכם דקר אדם ולאחר מכן דקר אדם נוסף בעיר העתיקה. המפגע נוטרל ע”י כוחות משטרה pic.twitter.com/yNCMviaXsY
— משטרת ישראל (@IL_police) May 31, 2019
The victim at Damascus Gate, 40, is in critical condition with stabbing wound in his upper torso and neck. He was evacuated to Shaarei Tzedek Medical Center.
The young victim at the Hurva, 16, was in light to moderate condition with stab wounds in his back. He was evacuated to Hadassah Ein Karem Hospital.
Police reported that they shot the stabber. There was an enhanced police presence in the old city on Friday due to Ramadan.
פיגוע הדקירה בירושלים: הגבר שנדקר סמוך לשער שכם ונפצע קשה מאוד מנותח בשעה זו בבית החולים שערי צדק בירושלים@kettydor עם עדכון על מצב הפצועים pic.twitter.com/J2OkOr4Y5b
— כאן חדשות (@kann_news) May 31, 2019
MDA Senior EMT and Medi-Cycle First Responder Moshe Cordova recalled: “Near Damascus Gate, I found a 40-year-old man semi-conscious with stab wounds to his upper body. I provided initial life-saving treatment which including bleeding control and he was quickly evacuated by the MICU team to Shaare Zedek Hospital in critical condition.”
MDA EMT and Old City resident Yossi Cassouto recalled: “On the steps next to the entrance to the Churva Synagogue in the center of the Old City we found an 18-year-old victim fully alert and responsive, suffering from a stab wound to his upper body. We provided medical treatment which included stopping the bleeding, and evacuated him in moderate condition to Hadassa Ein Karem Hospital.”