Deputy Director of Hadassah Medical Center, Dr. Asher Salmon, reported Thursday on the medical condition of the 13-year-old Arab who critically injured two Israelis in the Pisgat Ze'ev stabbing attack on Monday.
"He is hospitalized in moderate to light condition in one of our departments and is being well cared for medically. I believe we will be able to release him in the coming days," Dr. Salmon said.
The update on the young terrorist's condition comes after Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas claimed on Wednesday night that Israel had "executed" him.
Israel "executed the child Ahmed Mansara in cold blood, just like they do to other children in Jerusalem and other Palestinian territories," Abbas said in a speech broadcast on PA television.
In fact, the young terrorist was hit by a car as he ran through the streets of Pisgat Ze'ev armed with a massive knife, leaving him injured but alive. Ironically, he is now receiving high-level medical care in an Israeli hospital.
Mansara's accomplice, his 15-year-old cousin Mahmoud Mansara, was, however, shot dead – after charging at police with a knife.
Despite Palestinian claims of innocence, the cousins' religiously-fueled rampage through the streets of Jerusalem was recorded almost in its entirety by CCTV cameras, in harrowing footage released Wednesday by police.
In Jerusalem, the Prime Minister's Office reacted angrily to Abbas' speech, accusing the PA chairman of continuing his campaign of "incitement and lies."
Regarding the accusations concerning Ahmed Mansara's "execution," Netanyahu's office noted that "the youth he was talking about is alive and being treated at (Israel's) Hadassah (hospital), after he stabbed an Israeli child who was riding on a bicycle."