Two Elderly Women Wounded in Jerusalem Stabbing Attack; Police Searching for Suspects
JNS.org – Two elderly Jewish women were stabbed on Tuesday by masked Palestinian terrorists in Jerusalem while they were on a morning group walk with three other women.
All five women, who were in their 80s, were walking on the Armon HaNatziv neighborhood’s Haas promenade at around 8:30 a.m. before being attacked from behind.
“The two terrorists stabbed them in the back multiple times, both in the upper body, and fled the scene toward the adjacent neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber,” Israel Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said, the Jerusalem Post reported.
“In an area adjacent to the promenade we saw two approximately 80-year-old elderly women lying in the dirt. They were fully conscious and suffering from stab wounds, one in the extremities and her upper body and the second in her upper body,” said Shlomi Tedegi, a Magen David Adom medic.
According to Rosenfeld, “police and emergency units rushed to the scene and gave immediate medical assistance before transferring both women to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in moderate condition. While a forensics team searched the area, police immediately set up roadblocks in the area.”
“Police are continuing to search for the terrorists involved in the attack and hope to make arrests soon,” Rosenfeld said.
The suspects reportedly fled toward a neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem.