One Israeli injured in alleged stabbing in Jerusalem
Stabbing attacks by Palestinians against Israelis have declined over the last several weeks, but one-on-one violence is still ongoing. (AFP/File)
A Palestinian man lightly wounded an Israeli man in an alleged stabbing attack on Ha'nevi'im Street in Jerusalem on Monday.
The suspect, a resident of the West Bank, was apprehended by police.
The victim, described as an Orthodox Jewish youth, was treated by paramedics on the scene, before being transported to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem for further treatment.
National Police Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld stated that police who were stationed in the area heard yelling on Ha'Nevi'im Street in the direction of Damascus Gate.
Upon approaching they saw the suspect stabbing a Jewish man before fleeing the scene. The suspect tossed away his knife while running from police.
Police apprehended the man after a short chase and took him into custody.
Dovid Shekler, a United Hatzalah volunteer medic described the scene, "I saw a young man who was stabbed in his upper body and I began treating him. After arriving at the scene I continued to treat him until an emergency services ambulance arrived at the scene and evacuated him to Shaare Zedek hospital. He was fully conscious at the time of transport."
Monday's incident came after two elderly women were stabbed in Armon Hanatziv neighborhood last week.
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