11-year-old Wounded in Stabbing in Ramle

An 11-year-old boy was moderately wounded in a stabbing in the city of Ramle in central Israel on Monday afternoon, police reported.

A suspect, a 17-year-old male resident of Ramle, was arrested shortly after.

According to the police, the child told his mother that a man approached him on the street and asked him for a lighter in an Arabic accent. When the child replied that he doesn’t have one, the man stabbed him twice in the back with a pair of scissors and fled.

The police said the child’s testimony was being investigated.

The child was evacuated to the Assaf Harofeh Hospital in Tzrifin.