Three Minors Held for Suspected Role in Damascus Gate Stabbing

Two East Jerusalem teens, aged 15 and 16, turn themselves in to police; another East Jerusalem boy, under 12, detained and referred to welfare authorities.

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Police search for the assailants in the Damascus Gate stabbing in Jerusalem on January 30.
Police search for the assailants in the Damascus Gate stabbing in Jerusalem on January 30.Credit: Olivier Fitoussi
Nir Hasson
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Two East Jerusalem teens turned themselves in to police in relation to Saturday's stabbing attack at Damascus Gate. One suspect, 16, turned himself overnight upon learning that investigators were on their way to arrest him, according to police. Another suspect, 15, turned himself in on Sunday.

Another East Jerusalem resident, who is under the age of 12, and therefore below the age of criminal responsibility, was also detained. He linked himself to the attack, and further treatment of his case was passed on to welfare authorities.

The condition of the stabbing's victim remained stable on Sunday morning. Jerusalem's Hadassah University Hospital, Mount Scopus, where he is being treated for a stab wound to his back, said that his condition is light and that he is conscious.

The 17-year-old was wounded at a stabbing attack on Sultan Suleiman Street near Damascus Gate in Jerusalem. According to reports in Israeli media he is an ultra-Orthodox immigrant from the U.S. who had just moved to Israel to join the army.

According to police, two young Jewish men who were on their way back from the Western Wall were attacked by two minors, who stabbed one of them. The other young man managed to escape the scene and called police officers.

Two underage suspects fled the scene. Police forces detained two suspects who were taken in for questioning, but they were released at the end of the investigation.

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