Stabbing at Jerusalem’s Yafo Gate

A 29-year-old haredi man was attacked and given treatment by Magen David Adom (MDA) in Jerusalem on Friday afternoon, suffering stab wounds to the upper body.

The victim, who was moderately wounded, was attacked by an Arab terrorist at the Jaffa Gate of Jerusalem's Old City, a popular tourist site in the capital.

Security forces set off in pursuit after the attacker, and caught him soon afterwards.

A number of attacks have taken place this week as part of the ongoing terror wave. On Friday morning an Arab terrorist threw a pipe bomb at a female Israeli motorist near Otniel in southern Judea. Light damage was caused to the vehicle but the driver managed to flee the scene.

On Wednesday morning there was a two-front shooting attack in Jerusalem in which two Arab terrorists driving in their car shot and seriously wounded an Arab resident of the capital, mistaking him for a Jew.

The uptick in attacks began on Tuesday, when a series of attacks took place including a stabbing spree in Jaffa (Yafo) in which ten were wounded and US tourist Taylor Force was murdered, a stabbing in Petah Tikva in which a Jew was moderately wounded but managed to kill his attacker, and a shooting attack in Jerusalem in which two officers were seriously wounded.

In response to the surge in attacks, in a Security Cabinet meeting on Thursday night it was decided to patch breaches in the Jerusalem security barrier and to build an additional security fence near Hevron – but no additional significant decisions to crush the current wave of terror were made by the Cabinet.


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