The world is still in shock over yesterday’s horrific killing of 12 in an attack on a French newspaper office, as well as today’s shooting death of a French policewoman. But despite terror’s far reach, it still lurks in Israel. Arutz Sheva reports that a 21-year-old Jewish student was stabbed by a terrorist at the Damascus Gate of Jerusalem’s Old City, the attacker perhaps incited by a Palestinian Authority publication praising the stabbing of Jews:
A young Jewish yeshiva student was stabbed by an Arab terrorist armed with a screwdriver on Thursday night in Jerusalem’s Old City.
The stabbing took place at the Damascus Gate of the Old City according to Magen David Adom (MDA) reports – the location has been a site of stabbing attacks in the past.
The victim, thought to be 21-years-old, was moderately wounded in the attack and was given treatment while still fully conscious. He reportedly was stabbed in the back.
After giving him medical treatment at the site, MDA evacuated him to Shaare Tzedek Hospital in the capital. The terrorist fled the scene and large police forces are currently scouring the area to track him down …
The attack comes after an op-ed in the Palestinian Authority (PA) daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida on Monday praised a stabbing attack on two Border Patrol officers in Jerusalem’s Old City late last month, saying it inspires other Arabs to commit similar stabbings.
“These kinds of confrontations which frighten the enemy are excellent Palestinian examples of willpower and determination to win,” read the op-ed, written by a Hamas-affiliated contributor to the PA paper. “The video of the Palestinian storming and stabbing of Zionists serves as a school.”
It continued “the video of the assault drew the interest and approval of every youth, man and woman in Palestine. Now, every Palestinian raises his hand holding a knife together with this young Palestinian, and stabs the Zionists.”
We pray for the young man’s recovery, that his attacker is brought to justice, and for God’s protection over the people of the Holy Land.