Stabbing in Jerusalem, ramming in West Bank mar weekend in Israel

A young Israeli man was severely wounded after being stabbed in the back, the suspect was shot by police and was still holding the knife used in the attack.

 Palestinian gunmen and mourners attend the funeral of Palestinian Islamic Jihad activist Matin dabaya, who was killed during clashes with Israeli forces, during his funeral in Jenin, in the West Bank, October 14, 2022.  (photo credit: NASSER ISHTAYEH/FLASH90)
Palestinian gunmen and mourners attend the funeral of Palestinian Islamic Jihad activist Matin dabaya, who was killed during clashes with Israeli forces, during his funeral in Jenin, in the West Bank, October 14, 2022.
(photo credit: NASSER ISHTAYEH/FLASH90)

A young Israeli man was severely wounded after being stabbed in the back in Jerusalem’s Givat Hamivtar neighborhood on Saturday by a Palestinian youth.

Magen David Adom rescue services said they found an ultra-Orthodox man in his 20s with a knife still in his back in the neighborhood’s Sheshet HaYamim Street, close to the Shuafat refugee camp.

“The wounded man was lying on a path conscious and suffering from a penetrating and bleeding injury to his body,” medic Yonatan Shor said. “We gave him medical treatment, stopping the bleeding and dressing the wound. We then evacuated him to hospital where his condition is critical but stable,”

The suspect, a 16-year-old Palestinian from Anata, was shot by police after he was identified holding the knife’s sheath. The suspect was located on a soccer field full of children in Sheikh Jarrah near the police national headquarters, less than a kilometer from the attack.

According to police, an officer pursued the suspect, who then turned toward the officer “who felt his life was in danger, fired and neutralized him,” police said. The suspect was taken to the hospital in serious but stable condition.

 MDA teams arrive to treat stabbing victim in Jerusalem (credit: MDA SPOKESPERSON) MDA teams arrive to treat stabbing victim in Jerusalem (credit: MDA SPOKESPERSON)

"The wounded man was lying on a path while he was conscious and suffering from a penetrating and bleeding injury to his body. We gave him medical treatment, stopping the bleeding and dressing the wound, we then evacuated him to the hospital when his condition is critical but stable,"

EMT Yonatan Shor

Jerusalem District Police Chief Doron Turgeman also arrived at the scene, and questioned one of the eyewitnesses, according to Ynet.  Turgeman conducted a situation assessment at the scene of the incident and directed the required operational and investigative efforts.

Palestinian driver slammed his car into manned guard post

Earlier on Saturday, a Palestinian driver with an Israeli license plate slammed his car into a manned guard post at the entrance of the Reihan Crossing in the northern West Bank. The guards thwarted the attack, and there were no Israeli injuries. The Palestinian driver was arrested and evacuated to hospital.

Also on Saturday, a Palestinian man was killed near the West Bank town of Kalkilya after illegally crossing the security barrier.

According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, 32-year-old Rabi Arafah Rabi was shot in the head and evacuated to Darwish Nazzal Hospital in Kalkilya, where he died of his injuries.

Three Palestinians crossing into Israel illegally

The IDF said that three other Palestinians were identified crossing into Israeli illegally and were picked up by a vehicle. A force attempted to stop the car, and one soldier was struck by the car as it tried to flee. The troops opened fire at the vehicle. The soldier who was hit did not require medical attention and troops are looking for the other suspects.

Palestinian teenager killed in clashes with Israeli security forces in Jenin

On Friday a Palestinian teenager was killed in clashes with Israeli security forces in Jenin during an arrest raid. The teenager, 19-year-old Salah al-Braiki, was shot in the neck and died at Jenin public hospital.

At least three other Palestinians were wounded by Israeli live ammunition, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. The IDF stated that troops returned fire after explosives were thrown and shots were fired at them.

During the raid, forces arrested Baraa Alawneh, the cousin of 26-year-old terrorist Ahmad Alawneh who was killed by the army during a raid on Jenin in late September.

Border Police said that Alawneh was part of Palestinian Islamic Jihad and was suspected of involvement in terrorist attacks.

The violence comes as Israel continues Operation Break the Wave, which began after a wave of attacks claimed 20 lives.

Israeli security forces have arrested more than 2,000 suspects since the operation began in April, and over 150 Palestinians have been killed during clashes or while carrying out attacks.

Jerusalem Post staff contributed to this report

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