10-year-old Jerusalem girl stabbed by stepfather in intensive care

The girl’s unidentified 39-year-old stepfather was arrested shortly after carrying out the attack and remains in custody after a Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court judge ordered his remand.

By
August 29, 2016 16:15
1 minute read.
MDA ambulance

A Magen David Adom ambulance stands by near the Western Wall. (photo credit: MAGEN DAVID ADOM)

 
X

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 uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • 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

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

A 10-year-old Jerusalem girl stabbed multiple times in the chest with scissors by her stepfather Sunday night is in stable-but-serious condition on Monday, after being placed on a respirator and put into a medically-induced coma for emergency surgery.

According to Shaare Zedek spokeswoman Shoham Ruvio, the unidentified child was in borderline critical condition after the attack, which took place in her family’s Neveh Yaakov apartment following an apparent domestic dispute.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


“She was immediately treated and operated on, and is now in the pediatric intensive care unit resting,” said Ruvio. “We hope that everything will go well now and that she fully recovers.”

The girl’s unidentified 39-year-old stepfather was arrested shortly after carrying out the attack and remains in custody after a Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court judge ordered his remand.

While few details have emerged about what precipitated the brutal attack, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the girl’s mother was taken for questioning and released a short time later.

“We questioned the mother and stepfather separately to see what took place,” said Rosenfeld.

“After taking testimony from her, she was released.”



Asked if the suspect has a known psychiatric condition, Rosenfeld said police are undertaking a comprehensive investigation into all aspects of his background.

“We don’t know of any prior incidents before the attack that took place, but police are continuing to investigate what happened, are carrying out psychological tests, and looking into a number of possibilities,” he said.

Related Content

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow
July 20, 2018
Netanyahu tells Putin: Israel will continue to act against Iran in Syria

By TOVAH LAZAROFF, REUTERS