Israeli wounded in stabbing attack near Jerusalem's Dung Gate

March 11, 2016 14:07
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Knife at scene of Jaffa gate stabbing in Jerusalem, March 11, 2016.

Knife at scene of Jaffa gate stabbing in Jerusalem, March 11, 2016.. (photo credit: ISRAEL POLICE)

An Israeli was lightly wounded in a stabbing attack near Jerusalem's Dung Gate on Friday afternoon. Magen David Adom was treating the Israeli, who sustained a stab wound to the upper body.

After fleeing from the scene police arrested a suspect  in the attack.

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The wounded Israeli, a 30-year-old haredi man, was evacuated to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in the capital. 

Police said they located the suspect with the assistance of CCTV cameras that caught him hiding in one of the alleys of the Old City. 

The suspect was a 19-year-old resident of the West Bank.

Late Thursday, the security cabinet approved the immediate renewal of construction work on the security barrier around the area of Jerusalem, in an effort to halt Palestinian terrorist attacks against Israelis.  

The security cabinet also agreed to fast track legislation against those who help Palestinians to live and work illegally in the country and to make it easier to obtain permits to demolish the homes of terrorists.

Palestinian broadcasting stations that incite Palestinians against Israel will be closed, the cabinet decided.

Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that the stabbing attack on Friday occurred at the Jaffa Gate.

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