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Stabbing Attack in Jerusalem’s Old City, 2 Injured

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A man was very seriously wounded in a stabbing attack on Friday morning in an area in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem.

The man was stabbed in his upper body and Magen David Adom paramedics are making efforts to save his life.

A short time later, reports were received about an 18-year-old who was lightly wounded in a stabbing attack in the vicinity of the Hurva Synagogue.

An initial investigation into the attack revealed that a terrorist arrived at the Damascus Gate, stabbed a man, and then stabbed another man in the Old City.

The attacker was neutralized by police forces.

Magen David Adom reported that at 6:31 a.m., a report was received of two men who were stabbed, one near Damscus Gate and the other near the Hurva Synagogue in the Old City of Jerusalem.”

“Magen David Adom paramedics evacuated a man in his 50s in a very serious condition (from the Damascus Gate) to the Shaare Zedek Hospital and treated a lightly wounded victim at the Hurva Synagogue.”

“On the steps next to the entrance to the Hurva Synagogue in the center of the Old City,” said MDA EMT and Old City resident Yossi Cassouto, “we found an 18 year old victim fully alert and responsive, suffering from a stab wound to his upper body. We provided medical treatment which included stopping the bleeding and evacuated him while continuing to provide treatment to the Mamila Mall outside the Old City with the MDA tractor ambulance where he was transferred to a MICU who evacuated him in mild to moderate condition to Hadassa Ein Karem Hospital.”

MDA Senior EMT and Medi-Cycle First Responder Moshe Cordova said: “Near Damascus Gate I found a 40-year-old man, semi-conscious with stab wounds to his upper body. I provided initial life-saving treatment which including bleeding control and he was quickly evacuated by the MICU team to Shaare Zedek Hospital in critical condition.”


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