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March 27, 2014 9:24 am

Israeli Soldier Lightly Wounded in Jerusalem Stabbing Attack

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An Israeli soldier was lightly wounded Thursday morning when he was stabbed in the leg by unknown assailants in Jerusalem's Pisgat Ze'ev neighborhood, which is pictured here. Photo: Gila Brand via Wikimedia Commons.

An Israeli soldier was lightly wounded Thursday morning when he was stabbed in the leg by unknown assailants in Jerusalem’s Pisgat Ze’ev neighborhood, Israel Hayom reported.

Magen David Adom paramedics transported the soldier Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus. Passersby who saw the incident said there were two or three attackers who fled the scene immediately after the stabbing. Police believe, based on the testimony of eyewitnesses to the attack, that the assailants were Palestinians and that the incident was nationalistically motivated.

Also on Thursday, shots were fired at a Border Police position near Atarot, north of Jerusalem, from the direction of the Palestinian town of Al-Ram. No one was wounded in the incident, but the bullets caused damage to a pillbox. Thirteen bullet shells fired from an M-16 rifle were discovered at the scene.

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