Terror Attacks in Yerushalayim Leave One Dead, One Injured

Two stabbing attacks in Yerushalayim took the life of an Israeli Border Police officer and injured a 17-year-old. The attackers were 13 and 14 years old.

A 14-year-old Palestinian terrorist stabbed a 17-year-old male on Rechov Hashalshelet in Jerusalem’s Old City on Monday afternoon. The terrorist, a resident of Shuafat, was arrested after fleeing the scene and attempting to hide on the Har Habayis. The knife used in the attack has been recovered.

Magen David Adom said it received calls for help at 3:54 pm with reports of a stabbing victim near the Kosel. A spokesman said EMTs and Paramedics treated and transported a 17-year-old male in mild condition with a stab wound to Hadassah Ein Karem Hospital.

MDA EMTs Yehuda Zand and Baruch Weissman: “The victim went to a tunnel near the Kotel with a stab wound, and conscious. He told us he was stabbed near Shalshelet Gate and escaped towards the Kotel. We provided first aid, stopped the bleeding and bandaged him, and conveyed him in mild condition for further treatment in hospital.

Later that same day, a second terror attack took place, critically injuring an Israeli Border Police officer.

A terrorist stabbed an Israeli Border Police officer at the Anata Checkpoint in eastern Jerusalem Monday evening, in the second such stabbing attack in two hours.

Medical personnel performed CPR on the victim and evacuated him to Hadassah Hospital on Mount Scopus in critical condition.

United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Nachum Yozvitz, who arrived first at the scene, said: “A young man was critically injured on a bus. When we took him out of the bus together with additional EMTs, he was pulseless and not breathing. We initiated CPR at the scene and he was then transported to the hospital in an intensive care ambulance while undergoing continued resuscitation efforts.”

Unfortunately, upon arrival at the hospital, the officer was pronounced dead.

The police said that the attacker was a 13-year-old boy who pulled a knife on officers during an inspection of a bus at the checkpoint. A civilian security guard responded by shooting at the attacker and struck the officer who was stabbed.

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