Menachem Mendel Rivkin, who was stabbed and seriously wounded on Wednesday night in a terrorist attack in Givat Ze’ev, has been disconnected from artificial respiration, the Shaarei Tzedek Hospital in Jerusalem announced on Friday evening.
The hospital also said that Rivkin regained consciousness and was communicating with his surroundings. At the same time, the hospital also stressed that he remains hospitalized in intensive care because of his condition and the need for medical supervision.
In the attack at around 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday, the 17-year-old Arab terrorist from Bayt Nabala arrived at the gas station adjacent to Givat Ze'ev and stabbed Rivkin, a resident of Givat Ze'ev who was going to eat at a restaurant right by the station with his wife Brachi.
The terrorist tried to flee but fell, scraped his knee and was caught by civilians, before being brought to hospital for medical treatment.
The attack took place hours after a stabbing attack was thwarted by Israeli security officers at the Kalandia checkpoint north of Jerusalem.
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