Israeli man, 60, wounded in stabbing attack in Jerusalem's Old City

Magen David Adom medics who treated the victim said that he sustained wounds to his upper body.

May 3, 2016 01:11

Jerusalem attack near Lions Gate

Jerusalem attack near Lions Gate


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


The terrorist who stabbed a 60-year-old ultra-orthodox man near the Lion's Gate in the Old City late Monday was arrested after fleeing the scene.

Extensive searches were conducted after the attack to find the stabber. Police arrested a young man, 18, from the West Bank, who admitted to carrying out the attack.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.

The investigation is ongoing.

“The man was treated on site by Magen David Adom paramedics and rushed to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in light-to-moderate condition,” said Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld shortly after the attack.”

“The knife was found at the scene and police units are searching for the suspect.”

The attack comes following a relative lull of stabbings in the Old City over the past several weeks.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Palestinian Protester
November 16, 2018
March of Return protests continue along Gaza-Israel border, clashes ensue