A stabbing attack took place now (Wednesday) near the Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem, when a 50-year-old man was seriously injured and 2 other people were slightly injured. MDA medics and paramedics who were called to the scene gave the injured medical treatment, and then evacuated them to Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital.
According to the police statement, the terrorist - who was described as a 17-year-old resident of East Jerusalem - stabbed a civilian with a butcher's knife on the Jaffa Gate promenade, and then fled the scene. After a short time he was caught by policemen who chased him and arrested him. It was also said that large police forces were called to the scene, while the Commissioner of Police and the Jerusalem Police Department are at the place. Police investigators began investigating the circumstances of the attack and are collecting findings at the scene.
MDA paramedic Aharon Steinmitz and MDA emergency medicine medic Baruch Weissman said that "We arrived at the scene with large forces and saw the man lying on the sidewalk fully conscious with stab wounds to his upper body. We immediately gave him life-saving initial medical treatment that included stopping the bleeding, wound dressing, And we evacuated him to the hospital while continuing medical treatment when his condition is serious and stable."
MDA medic Rafi HaCohen added "I was very close to the Jaffa Gate and noticed what was happening, I ran to the scene and saw a 50-year-old man sitting on the sidewalk, bleeding, with several stab wounds. I called additional MDA forces to the scene and at the same time gave him life-saving medical treatment, The police commissioner who was nearby arrived very quickly and helped me dress the wounded man, MDA forces who arrived quickly evacuated the wounded man to the hospital while doing medical treatment as his condition is serious and stable and he Fully conscious. A 17-year-old boy came to us with a superficial injury to his stomach, and after examination and initial treatment, we evacuated him in a minor condition, and in addition, suffered from anxiety."
The Hadassah Hospital reported that "one injured person from a stabbing attack in the Old City of Jerusalem was sent to the trauma unit at Hadassah Mount Scopus. Dr. Asaf Kedar, director of the trauma unit at Hadassah Mount Scopus, informs that the 56-year-old injured person who was evacuated by MDA with stab wounds In his upper body, he is fully conscious and his condition is apparently moderate."
Just two days ago, another stabbing attack was reported that took place in the Old City of Jerusalem, which ended without casualties. According to the police, a terrorist tried to stab a policeman stationed near the Hutta gate. The policeman, who was not injured by the stabbing due to the protective vest he was wearing, reacted immediately when he pushed the terrorist to the floor with his body and neutralized it by force.
A police and an Israel Border Police force that was nearby took control of her together with the policeman, and arrested the terrorist who was taken for questioning in the Jerusalem district. It was also said that a knife was seized at the scene with which the attempted attack was carried out, and there were no casualties as a result.