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Guard Seriously Wounded in Jerusalem Stabbing Attack

Scene of Jerusalem stabbing attack, December 10, 2017 (Photo: United Hatzalah)

Terror struck the Holy City today - after days of Palestinian incitement - when a terrorist stabbed an Israeli security guard in the heart at the main Jerusalem bus station. The Times of Israel's Judah Ari Gross reports that the guard is in serious condition as the hospital battles to save his life:

A Palestinian terrorist stabbed a security guard in the chest,  seriously wounding him, at the entrance to the Jerusalem Central Bus Station on Sunday, before being tackled by police and a passerby, officials said,

Graphic video footage from the scene showed the terrorist slowly handing his belongings to the security guard, who was checking travelers at the door to the station, before suddenly taking out a knife and plunging it into the guard’s chest.

The terrorist then tried to flee the scene, but a police officer and civilians chased after him and tackled him to the ground. Police denied media reports that the terrorist had been shot or killed. He was taken into custody for further questioning.

Medics from the Magen David Adom ambulance service said they tried to stop the bleeding and applied bandages during the five-minute ambulance ride to the hospital.

The victim, who was approximately 40 years old, was taken to the capital’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center for treatment where doctors were battling to stabilize his condition and save his life, said Dr. Ofer Merrin, the head of trauma center.

“The knife, unfortunately, hit his heart. His condition has stabilized, but I cannot say that there’s not threat to his life because, like I said, he’s in serious condition,” the doctor said, adding that he was unconscious and connected to a respirator...

Please keep this man in your prayers, that God may heal his wounds and provide comfort to his loved ones while protecting the people of Israel during this especially tense time.

Tags: Jerusalem , Terrorism

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