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Two Jewish Students Stabbed in Jerusalem’s Old City, One Seriously Wounded (VIDEO)

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Border police in Jerusalem Old City. Photo: Twitter.

Border police in Jerusalem Old City. Photo: Twitter.

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:

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  • Simone Miller

    I used to be a peaceful person. No longer. The Arab Muslim world needs to be taught a lesson. Round them up, march them out into the desert and send them on their way. Let other Arab nations care for the “poor so called palestinians”. They are a blot on humanity and deserve nothing from the civilized world.

  • Emanuel

    In AMERICA, we have guns, in Israel they announced they will issue more gun licenses but also found a shipping container full of knives, stun guns and fireworks destined for the West Bank. Regular Israelis should start carrying knives and stun guns if they cannot get a gun license. That would have a strong deterrent effect.

  • Eve

    Oh, by the way, does anyone see the LIE, that this is a “religious” opposition? Meanwhile, who is parroting the offensive statements? Some bleached-blonde whore for the PA, wearing makeup and a tight t-shirt! WHERE is the Islam??? (And for how long is the world going to continue the lie of sympathizing with these women, in hijab or not, who demonstrate that they are “all in” for the game?).
    It will be a good day when these animals openly attack people in Jerusalem. Finally, then, I trust, that the gloves will come off.

  • Eve

    “How will you escape the ring of fire,
    “while the crowds are blocking the way?”

    I shall bring my pig, my dear – – Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la-la

  • Lauren Goldman

    Has anybody noticed that they have actually declared war on Israel? They need to be dealt with by lethal methods.

    As soon as they are finished questioning the suspects; strip them of their Israeli citizenship and drive them to the border.

  • Yoel Nitzarim

    My response to this new level of hatred and aggression is that I will pray at the Kotel today! I will pray for the peace of the Jewish State of Israel in Jerusalem, the capital of the Jewish State! No one canl stop me from my meeting with the Shekhina!!

  • Isaac Brajtman

    I’m sure we all know the answer to Arab terrorism, however I am also sure that the army and government know best and we should let them do the necessary

  • sam

    Learn from the valiant Kurds who at first decided not to expell
    the minority Sunni Arab’s . The Kurds reasoned the Arabs had been their neighbors for decades
    and surely will side with us and not with ISIS. But when ISIS entered the Kurdish towns the Arab neighbors showed the foreign Arabs of ISIS where the Kurds reside and even took up
    arms along side ISIS against the Kurds. This happened in Kurdish towns in both Iraq & Syria . After the Kurds beat back ISIS they told their Arab neighbors we no longer trust you and you must leave our towns. Israel must learn from the Kurds and expell the murders from their midst the Arabs have 22 countries to choose from or anywhere else in this wide world.

    • sam

      correction: murderers(not murder)

  • oliver grant

    Funny when students are stabbed in Israel, they instantly know it’s terrorism. When students are stabbed at Linfield college or go missing and turn up dead in North Dakota in the United States, there is usually no obvious motive. It’s not like anybody is at war with the United States. Even when Ali Muhammad Brown tells authorities he killed 4 Americans as “just kills” in retaliation for American military policy, his true motives are “unclear”.

  • Howie Subnick


  • Terrorists are a plague and must be stopped! These attacks cannot go on.

  • expulsion

    • Vivarto


  • Eco


  • Israeli citizens, now’s not the time to be letting your guard down,until further notice every Palestinian should be considered you enemy. I live in a small town in Texas, and if a middle Eastern person moves here, I do ask them where they’re from and why they moved to my town.God bless you…

  • Rick

    Search out “Rattlesnake Logic”. It is time Israel dropped a nuclear bomb on select targets. It worked for the US against Japan. Enough is enough. Quit being the victim.
    God Bless Israel.


    It is time, with 1,000 Jews murdered, to do the same damned thing to the rotten Palestinians. It appears the Palestinians do not want peace. They want the Jews to disappear off the face of the earth. I’ve had it. Go out and get rid of ALL the Arabs, except the Druze.

  • James David

    As we approach the latter days of the current world set up the increase in violence will increase just as disobedience to parents will also increase. Those who are responsible for this attack need to be dealt with quickly. When justice is slow to act then people think it is OK to continue to do the same thing.
    My prayer is for the recovery of both of these boys and for peace to reign in the hearts of their parents and friends.
    There is only one final judge and those who are opposed to Him will find, whatever they may achieve here in this life, that they must answer according to His judgement not theirs. Attempting to kill is against the law of G-d.

  • David

    I really don’t understand why the Israeli Government does not close down PA TV.

  • Israel’s undisputed claim to Judea and Samaria etc.

    August 2002

    US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld shocked the world last week when he referred to Israel’s “so-called occupation” of the West Bank and Gaza. By implying that he does not consider Israel’s presence in these territories to be an illegal occupation, Rumsfeld defied one of the modern world’s most widely accepted deceptive dogmas. Yet the very fact that his statement was received as little short of heretical begs an obvious question: How did a label with not a shred of basis in international law turn into such a universally accepted truth?

    The standard definition of an occupation under international law is found in the Fourth Geneva Convention, which applies explicitly to “partial or total occupation of the territory of a High Contracting Party” (Article 2, emphasis added). In other words, “occupation” for the purposes of the convention means the presence of one country’s troops in territory that belongs to another sovereign state the only type of entity that can be a contracting party to the convention.
    But when territory that does not clearly belong to another sovereign state is captured by one of the possible legitimate claimants as, for instance, in Kashmir, which is claimed by India, Pakistan, and the Kashmiris the term generally used is “disputed,” not “occupied.”

    And that is precisely the situation in the West Bank and Gaza.

    Neither of these territories belonged to any sovereign state when Israel re-captured them in 1967; they were essentially stateless territory. Both had originally been part of the League of Nations Mandate for Palestine and, according to the UN partition plan of 1947, they should have become part of a new Arab state when Britain abandoned the Mandate in 1948.

    But since the Arabs themselves rejected this plan, not only did that state never come into being, it never even acquired theoretical legitimacy: The partition plan was no more than a non-binding “recommendation” (the resolution’s own language) adopted by the General Assembly. Once rejected by one of the parties involved, it essentially became a dead letter.

    Therefore, since the Arabs rejected the partition and there was no signed treaty by both sides agreeing to such division, the real legal title falls back to the Jewish people under the San Remo Treaty of 1920, which assigned the Mandate for Palestine including both sides of the Jordan river and all of Jerusalem and designating the British as a trustee for the Jewish people.
    I must also state that if you are to question the borders of Israel than you must question the borders of the other 21 Arab states and Jordan which were assigned after WWI by the same Allied powers the assigned the borders of Israel in the San Remo treaty.

    The West Bank and Gaza were therefore not owned by any Arabs when they were seized by Jordan and Egypt, respectively, in 1948; and since their annexation by these countries was never and could never internationally recognized since it belonged to the Jewish people (Jordan’s annexation of the West Bank, for instance, was accepted illegally only by Britain and Pakistan), they were still a territory which was assigned to the Jewish people under the San Remo Treaty of 1920 of which terms are valid in perpetuity in 1967.

    Moreover, Israel had a very strong claim to both territories. Even aside from the obvious historical claim the heart of the biblical kingdom of Israel was in what is now called the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) the terms of the original League of Nations Mandate quite clearly assigned the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) and Gaza to the Jewish state.
    The preamble to the Mandate explicitly stated that its purpose was “the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.” Not the Arab people, they already received 21 states.

    DOES THIS mean that all of Mandatory Palestine which included not only modern-day Israel, the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) and Gaza, but also the modern-day state of Jordan was supposed to be a Jewish state? See the San Remo Treaty of 1920 and an additional answer (which should be contested by the Jewish people) can be found in Article 25, which reads: “In the territories lying between the Jordan [River] and the eastern boundary of Palestine… the Mandatory shall be entitled, with the consent of the Council of the League of Nations, to postpone or withhold application of such provisions of this mandate as he may consider inapplicable to the existing local conditions.”

    No such permission, however, was given west of the Jordan. In other words, while the Mandate arguably gave Britain and the council together the right to “withhold application” of the Mandate’s stated purpose east of the Jordan, the land west of this river which includes the West Bank and Gaza, as well as Israel was unequivocally earmarked for the Jewish national home. And the fact that both territories were captured in a defensive war from states that originally seized them from being Jewish land through armed aggression strengthens Israel’s undisputed claim still further.

    How, then, did the myth of “occupation” i.e., the myth that these territories indisputably belong to someone other than Israel gain such universal credence? Sadly, the main culprit is Israel itself.

    When Israel captured the territories in 1967, the government did not assert its claim. Instead, it insisted that Israel did not want these lands and was merely “holding them in trust” to be “returned” to the Arabs in exchange for a peace treaty. And every subsequent government reiterated this line. But since no third party could be expected to press a claim that Israel refused to press for itself, the Arab claim, by default, became the only one on the international agenda. And since territories cannot be “disputed” if there is only one claimant, the only alternative was to view them as belonging to the sole remaining claimant leaving Israel as the “questionable occupier.” Additionally in International Legal Law the land belongs to the Jewish people as stated in the San Remo agreement of 1920. It can only belong to another state if and when Israel relinquishes its ownership of the land in the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) and enters into a valid treaty with another State and accepted by both parties.

    Israel did, of course, lay specific claim to one section of these territories from the start: east Jerusalem. But legally speaking, Israel’s claim to east Jerusalem is no different from its claim to the rest of the West Bank (Judea and Samaria). By essentially not pursuing the latter claim, Israel badly undermined the former.
    After 47 years, it may well be hard but not impossible to rectify this enormous historical error. But Israel must make the effort and demand its territories. It must explain, at every opportunity, the sound legal basis for its own claim to the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) and Gaza. To do otherwise is a dereliction of duty and it puts Israel at a disadvantage when it begins any serious future negotiations from the irremediably weaker position of a “questionable occupier.”

  • Jonathan Silverman

    They need to mass produce stab proof clothing, made of non-newtonian fluids.

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  • Al Anon

    There is something wrong with this: “… tensions in the capital are high in the wake of calls late last week by Israel and Palestinian Arab leaders to step up attacks against Israelis.”

    Israel did not call for a step up of attacks against Israelis!

    Please correct this obvious error!

    Thank you.

    • David Allon

      It’s “Palestinian Arab leaders and Israeli Arab leaders”

    • Zvi Gross

      It meant, “Israeli and Palestinian Arab leaders”