A 40-year-old Jewish man was discovered in Ramat Beit Shemesh critically injured
from a number of stab wounds on Wednesday afternoon.
Police opened an
investigation, but they are unsure if the man was a victim of a terrorist attack
or a criminal attack.
A judge placed a media ban on all details of the
Magen David Adom paramedics evacuated the man, who was
stabbed in the stomach, to Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital. The man was conscious
when he was evacuated but police are still unsure of the background of the
situation. The man immediately entered surgery upon arrival at the
Paramedic Emanuel Shteren responded to a call from police at
1:45 pm and found the man conscious but critically injured on a path in the
forest near Ramat Beit Shemesh Gimel.
It was unclear if the man called
police himself or if someone else called police, Shteren told the Jerusalem
Post. Shteren added that due to concern of internal injury the paramedics
immediately evacuated the man to Hadassah Ein Kerem.