13-year-old Arrested for Allegedly Stabbing 15-year-old in Ashkelon

The 15-year-old sustained serious injuries; An initial investigation by police revealed the stabbing took place following a disagreement between the youth

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An Israel Police officer stands by his car in Ashkelon, Israel, in 2019.
An Israel Police officer stands by his car in Ashkelon, Israel, in 2019.Credit: Ilan Assayag

A 13-year-old boy was arrested on Friday morning over allegedly stabbing a 15-year-old in the southern coastal city of Ashkelon.

After sustaining several stabbing injuries, the 15-year-old was determined in serious condition and evacuated to the Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon for surgery.

The stabbing took place after a disagreement erupted between the youth, according to an initial investigation conducted by Israel Police.

The suspect allegedly fled the scene after the stabbing, but was arrested after a manhunt took place.

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