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An Arab man stabbed and seriously wounded a 17-year-old Jewish youth in Jerusalem's
Ramot neighborhood on Saturday, in what police believe was a nationalistically motivated attack.
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The victim, reportedly a yeshiva student, was taken to Hadassah University Medical Center
in Jerusalem's Ein Kerem where he was undergoing surgery for his wounds.
Police forces in helicopters were in pursuit of the attacker, who was suspected to have fled to the nearby village of Beit Iksa.
Last Wednesday, an IDF force from the Kfir Brigade prevented a stabbing
by a Palestinian woman in her twenties in the West Bank Gush Etzion
The Palestinian woman had brandished a knife and run towards Israeli
soldiers and civilians, screaming "Allahu Akhbar" and "Death to Jews,"
Channel 10 reported. Soldiers detained the woman and she was
subsequently arrested. No injuries were reported in the incident.