Two Israelis stabbed in apparent terror attack at Jerusalem Central Bus Station
Hospital says both victims in stable condition; attacker shot by police
Two young Israelis were stabbed this afternoon in an apparent terror attack outside of the Jerusalem Central Bus Station on Monday.
Police shot a 17-year-old Palestinian from Hebron suspected in the attack. He and the two victims were taken to the hospital.
The two Israeli men – who rescue workers said are in their 20s – are being treated at Shaare Zedek Medical Center for stab wounds to their upper bodies and are in stable condition.
Jerusalem District Police Commander Doron Turgeman said two other suspects were arrested nearby and pointed to an escalation of terror attacks in the city.
This was the second apparent terror attack in Jerusalem in the last few days. On Friday, a man tried to stab police officers in the Old City and was shot and killed by officers who thwarted the attack.
"The deployment and fast response together with determination and exercises conducted in Jerusalem every day led to the quick neutralization of the terrorist and the prevention of additional lives being endangered," Turgeman said.
Public Security Minister Omer Bar-Lev said he wouldn't necessarily call it an escalation, “but we are definitely in a very sensitive period – the recent attacks, the escape of the terrorists from the prison and the two who have not yet been caught, alongside our problems with Hamas."
The All Israel News Staff is a team of journalists in Israel.