Stabbed Policeman’s Condition Improving

There has been a slight improvement in the medical condition of the Border Policeman who was stabbed Sunday morning at the Shechem (Damascus) Gate in Jerusalem's Old City.

According to the Director of the Trauma Unit at Shaare Tzedek Hospital in Jerusalem, Dr. Ofer Merin, the wounded police officer has emerged from the operating room. However, his condition is still serious.

Border Police Commander Major General Amos Yaakov arrived at Shaare Tzedek Hospital and visited the wounded officer.

Yaakov praised the officer's quick action. “A fast, professional and resolute response ended the event, before the terrorist could continue to carry out his plans,” he said. “With extraordinary courage, despite the serious injury, he strove for contact and neutralized the terrorist. Border Police fighters prove time after time that they deserve the nickname – 'the country's bulletproof vest.'”

Magen David Adom paramedic Aharon Adler, one of the first to arrive at the scene of the on Sunday morning, spoke to Arutz Sheva about the first moments after the stabbing.

"I arrived at the scene and saw two people lying on the ground," Adler recounted. "One, I was told by the security forces in the area, was the terrorist, and next to him was a young man of about twenty with several stab wounds in the upper body." 

"We approached and I and number of other paramedics that arrived began to give him emergency treatment."

"After a very short amount of time," Adler continued, "an Intensive Care Unit from MDA arrived and together with them, we continued treatment before evacuating him to Shaare Tzedek."

According to Adler, the border policeman remained unconscious from the moment the paramedics arrived to the point where he was evacuated to the Jerusalem hospital. 

The terrorist is in critical condition.


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