19-year-old stabbed in West Bank in suspected terrorist attack

Emergency medical services say the victim is in moderate condition and fully conscious.

May 11, 2015 09:20
Crime scene (illustrative)

Crime scene (illustrative). (photo credit: INGIMAGE)


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A spokesman for Magen David Adom emergency medical services Monday said that a 19-year-old man was stabbed in Mishor Adumim, a neighborhood located near a West Bank settlement.

Paramedics arrived at the scene and provided medical treatment before evacuating the victim to nearby Shaare Zedek Medical Center, who was reported to be in moderate condition.

The attack was carried out by an Arab-Israeli resident of Jerusalem. Eyewitnesses claimed that the attacker ran towards bystanders at a hitchhiking spot and stabbed the 19-year-old in the back.

Police suspect the attack was motivated by nationalist sentiments. Israeli security forces have opened an investigation into the incident.

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