Two Jewish Students Stabbed in Jerusalem’s Old City, One Seriously Wounded (VIDEO)
Two Jewish yeshiva students were stabbed near the Jaffa Gate of Jerusalem’s Old City Monday evening, Israel Police said.
A man in his mid-40’s sustained serious wounds in the attack, and a second, in his early 30’s sustained lighter wounds, according to the Zaka rescue service.
Medics provided initial first aid and evacuated both to the city’s Sha’are Tzedek Hospital.
According to an initial investigation, the two yeshiva students were attacked by at least three Arabs in the event, Police Spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld told The Algemeiner.
“Three suspects have been arrested in the Old City, one adult and two minors, who are being questioned in the attack,” Rosenfeld said.
Police and Border Police are searching the area for accomplices to the attack and have closed all of the gates to the Old City, according to reports, in order to stabilize the situation.
The stabbing comes as tensions in the capital are high in the wake of calls late last week by Arab leaders to step up attacks against Israelis.
As well, on Friday, official Palestinian Authority (PA) TV and Fatah called for carrying out violent terror attacks in and around Jerusalem, according to a watchdog group.
“Good morning to you, good morning to your pride, and to your hands preparing to throw stones and ignite the gasoline in the Molotov cocktails, greetings from the Good Morning Jerusalem program,” PA TV’s Friday morning broadcast said, according to Palestinian Media Watch.
Fatah, as well, posted a threatening video on its Facebook page with the following lyrics:
“I’m coming towards you, my enemy,
“We’re going down from every house with cleavers and knives,
“With grenades we announced a popular war.
“I swear, you won’t escape, my enemy,
“from the revolution and the people.
“How will you escape the ring of fire,
“while the crowds are blocking the way?”
Watch the PA video below:
Watch the Fatah video: