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Palestinian Authority/Gaza, March 13, 2024

Terror in Jerusalem: Two Israelis wounded in Jerusalem stabbing

Original source

The Jerusalem Post

Two people were wounded in a stabbing attack at a checkpoint at the entrance to Jerusalem early on Wednesday morning, the IDF confirmed. The attack took place at a tunnel checkpoint in Gush Etzion.

The attack was perpetrated by a 15-year-old terrorist, who, at 8:15 a.m., arrived at the tunnel crossing on a bicycle from the Jerusalem area. As security forces at the crossing attempted to check him, the terrorist drew a knife and began stabbing troops at the scene.

Armed civilian guards immediately responded to the terrorist, and IDF soldiers present at the crossing neutralized the terrorist with precision without further casualties. A Border Police soldier from the Erez Battalion and a civilian security guard neutralized the terrorist.

A 25-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman were lightly wounded. An IDF soldier at the border crossing was slightly wounded and is receiving medical treatment, and her family was notified.

According to the Magen David Adom (MDA) Spokesperson, a report was received at around 8:16 to MDA's 101 emergency call center in the Jerusalem Region of two wounded in a stabbing attack near the tunnels checkpoint exiting Jerusalem.

Medical first responders on the scene

Shortly after the attack, MDA EMTs and paramedics were at the scene treating and evacuating the wounded, who were in mild and moderate condition to Shaare Tzedek Medical Center.

Shilo Ettinger, a United Hatzalah volunteer EMT at the scene, said, "I was on a bus (with basic dressing equipment), and a few seconds after we passed the checkpoint, we heard gunshots. I told the bus driver that I was a United Hatzalah EMT and he allowed me to get off to help the wounded. I arrived at the scene in about half a minute, and I provided initial treatment to a young man and woman suffering from stab wounds. At this stage, their condition is defined as mild and mild to moderate."

Security forces killed the terrorist.

Gush Etzion mayor responds to terror attack

In response to Wednesday's attack, the head of the Gush Etzion Regional Council and chairman of the Yesha Council, Shlomo Ne'eman, stated, "This morning, we are dealing with a nation whose main ritual during its most important holiday is to carry out terrorist attacks. The people of Israel will not be intimidated by these barbarians, nor will they sever our eternal connection to the Land of Israel."