Amidst wave of terror attacks, 25 year old stabbed in neck in Jerusalem; IDF soldier and civilian stabbed in Tel Aviv hours after
A 25-year old Yeshiva (Jewish religious school) student was stabbed in a terror attack in north Jerusalem near the French Hill neighborhood Thursday afternoon.
The terror attack was carried out by a 19-year old Palestinian from East Jerusalem who attempted to steal a weapon from a nearby security guard after stabbing the victim in the neck. The terrorist was stopped by Israeli Police and taken into custody for questioning.
The victim of the attack is currently being hospitalized, reportedly in moderate condition.
Checkpoints and increasing in security checks have been issued through out the city following the wave of terror attacks and violence.
A female IDF soldier and 3 civilian were stabbed by a Palestinian in a terror attack in Tel Aviv Thursday afternoon. The terrorist attempted to run away, but was shot and killed by an Israeli Air Force soldier who was in the area.
Prime Minister Netanyahu held a press conference with Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Esienkot, Police Chief Bentzi Sau and Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan Thursday night addressing the recent wave of terror across Israel and Israel’s response and measures to ensure the safety of Israel’s citizens.
Netanyahu stressed that the wave of terror and violence are a result of Islamic extremism, incitement by Hamas and the Palestinian Authority, but assured that Israel’s government, military and police are taking all measures necessary to combat it. He stated that “We will take aggressive steps against the Islamic Movement in Israel and other inciters” and that the State of Israel “will prove that the terror won’t win and we will defeat it.”
Police Chief Bentzi Sau announced the deployment of 2,000 additional police officers in Jerusalem as well as cooperative security measures with the IDF and security authorities in order to protect Israel’s citizens.