Israeli stabbed, seriously hurt in J'lem; terror suspected

17-year-old victim stabbed by Arab youth in Ramot neighborhood; police suspect nationalistic motives behind attack, pursue perpetrator, thought to have fled to nearby village of Beit Iksa.

MDA 311 (photo credit: Courtesy)
MDA 311
(photo credit: Courtesy)
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.
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.
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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 attack by a Palestinian woman in her twenties in the West Bank Gush Etzion settlement bloc.
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.