Stabbed J’lem bus guard’s condition remains critical

Elmaliach, 46, from Adam (Geva Binyamin), was stabbed in the heart by Yasin Abu al-Qur’a, a 24-year-old from the Nablus area.

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December 19, 2017 20:08
Stabbed J’lem bus guard’s condition remains critical

Scene of the stabbing attack at the Central Bus Station in Jerusalem . (photo credit: UNITED HATZALAH‏)

The life of Asher Elmaliach, the security guard who was stabbed in the Jerusalem central bus station attack last week, is still in danger, a Shaare Zedek Medical Center spokeswoman told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.

“He is still in a very critical condition,” she said. “He is still in a coma and connected to life support systems – to an ECMO device and to a respiratory assistance device.... His vital signs are stable and so is his condition, but [the situation] is still highly critical.”

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She added that he is no longer considered in imminent danger of death.

Elmaliach, 46, from Adam (Geva Binyamin), was stabbed in the heart by Yasin Abu al-Qur’a, a 24-year-old from the Nablus area. The attacker was apprehended and arrested immediately after the attack.

Police have not yet clarified details of Abu al-Qur’a’s background, but it is believed he acted as a “lone wolf,” without receiving guidance or assistance.

It has been assumed that the stabbing was a response to the US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.


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