An apparent nationalistic terror crime was perpetrated in Jerusalem
Thursday evening. Assailants believed to be Arabs stabbed a haredi-
religious Jew, aged around 20, at the "hotels junction" near the Tomb
Shimon HaTzaddik. The victim was reportedly in moderate condition and
conscious before he was evacuated to a hospital.
The victim and a friend were walking back from the evening prayer at
the Tomb of Rabbi Shimon HaTzaddik toward Me´ah She´arim when two
Arabs aged around 18 accosted them.
According to the friend, the Arabs stabbed the victim in the leg
Yehuda Amitai, a medic for Ichud Hatzalah, told Arutz Sheva that the
event was reported at around 9:00 p.m.. "When we arrived at the scene
we saw the victim near the Etz HaZayit Hotel. He had been stabbed
several times in the area of the leg, and after initial treatment he
was evacuated to Hadassah Hospital."
"Following the attack, the Arabs in the neighborhood began getting
rowdy, there were fisticuffs between the Arabs and police, including
rock throwing and rioting. Large police forces are still pouring in
and trying to restore order and catch the terrorists."