Two Hurt in Old City Stabbing Attack
Stand for Israel | May 31, 2019
Terror returned to the Holy City as Israel prepared for the Sabbath. The Times of Israel’s Judah Ari Gross reports that a terrorist was neutralized after carrying out a stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Old City, but not before wounding two Israelis, one of them seriously:
At least two people were injured, one of them seriously, in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday morning, officials said.
“Around 6:20 a.m., the assailant entered through the Damascus Gate. He stabbed a man inside and began running from the scene. Along the way, he saw [a 16-year-old boy] and stabbed him as well,” police said.
The suspected terrorist, a 19-year-old Palestinian man from the West Bank, was shot dead by police officers at the scene, a police spokesperson said…
The man injured near the Damascus Gate sustained stab wounds to the neck and head, putting him in near-critical condition, medics said.
“I saw a man in his 40s lying on the stairs near the Damascus Gate barely conscious and with stab wounds to the upper body. I gave him first aid — stopping the bleeding — and he was quickly put into a Magen David Adom intensive care ambulance,” one of the medics said.
He was taken to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center for treatment. The hospital said he was unconscious and hooked up to a ventilator.
The second victim, 16-year-old Yisrael Meir Nachumberg, was stabbed in his back inside the walls of the Old City…