Security guard stabbed by 12- and 13- year-old boys in Jerusalem


One stabbing and two attempted attacks took place in Jerusalem on Tuesday, one by two young boys.

Two Palestinian youths – a 12-year-old and a 13-year-old – stabbed and moderately wounded a security guard on the Jerusalem Light Rail in East Jerusalem. These are the youngest assailants to carry out a stabbing attack in the current wave of terror.

After the minors accosted the guard and stabbed him in with a large knife, the 25-year-old guard managed to shoot the younger assailant. Magen David Adom treated the guard for stab wounds to his upper body. The 12-year-old attacker is being treated at Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital, while the 13-year-old has been arrested.

Meanwhile, another attempted attack was under way at Damascus Gate in the Old City, where a man ran toward two guards with a knife in his hands. The guards shot at the attacker before he managed to reach them.

Another attack was foiled later in the afternoon when an attempted stabbing of a Border Police officer in East Jerusalem at a checkpoint near Abu Dis was prevented. The attacker was shot on site and later succumbed to his wounds.

These attacks come after a relatively calm couple of weeks in Jerusalem.

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