Two Israelis stabbed in Jerusalem over Shavuot

As Jews worldwide mark Shavuot, two teenagers in Old City Jerusalem stabbed in terror attack en route to Western Wall

Border Police in Old City, Jerusalem (Gil Yohanon)

Border Police in Old City, Jerusalem (Gil Yohanon)

Two Israeli teenagers were stabbed in Old City Jerusalem Saturday night in what police and investigators have ruled out to be a terror attack. The attack took place in the middle of the night and an ongoing investigation underway.

The two teenagers were stabbed in the back on their way to the Western Wall to pray on the Jewish holiday of Shavuot. The teens were rushed to the Hadassah Hospital and are being treated for moderate wounds.

A 19-year old Palestinian was found with a knife during an investigation of the attack and is believed responsible. He is currently in custody.

Security has been heightened commonly in Jerusalem during holidays and following numerous isolated terror attacks.