WATCH: Stabbing in Jerusalem, One Wounded
An Arab terrorist stabbed and lightly wounded a 16 year-old Jewish teenager on Friday on Shmuel Hanavi Street in Jerusalem, located north of the Old City between it and Hebrew University’s Mount Scopus campus.
Security forces managed to arrest the terrorist shortly after the stabbing occurred, following a brief manhunt.
Magen David Adom (MDA) and United Hatzalah medics were dispatched to the scene to treat the victim, who has suffered wounds to his upper body and is currently listed in light condition; he was transferred to Hadassah Medical Center at Mount Scopus.
“When we arrived at the scene, there were a lot of security forces and witnesses there,” MDA medic Zohar Maman stated Friday afternoon. “They took us to the 16 year-old teenager who was fully conscious, he was up and walking around and complained of a pain in his shoulder, after a medical examination we found the stabbing wound, we gave him medical treatment and transferred him to hospital in light and stable condition.”
An initial investigation into the attack suggests the terrorist – a Palestinian Arab – first approached the Jewish teenager and began punching him before stabbing him lightly; the victim states the stab wound was light enough where he did not feel it and began chasing after his attacker. Police are still searching for the weapon used in the crime.