Israeli Teen Hurt in Jerusalem Stabbing Recently Emigrated From U.S. to Join IDF

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The scene of the stabbing attack near Jerusalem's Damascus Gate, Jan. 30, 2016.
The scene of the stabbing attack near Jerusalem's Damascus Gate, Jan. 30, 2016.Credit: Courtesy
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Reports: Teen stabbed in Jerusalem is recent immigrant from U.S.

The 17-year-old Israeli who was lightly wounded in the stabbing near Damascus Gate in Jerusalem is a recent immigrant from the U.S., Army Radio and the Ynet news site report.

According to Ynet, the ultra-Orthodox teen moved to Israel from New York a month and a half ago in order to enlist with the Israel Defense Forces. The teen, who is reportedly studying in a military prep school in Jerusalem, was on his way back from praying at the Western Wall when he was attacked.

The news site reported that the medical staff at the Jerusalem medical center where the teen  is hospitalized was waiting until the Sabbath ended in New York to inform his family. 

Teenage Palestinian suspect turns himself in

A 16-year-old Palestinian from East Jerusalem who is suspect in the stabbing has turned himself in after learning the police are on his way to arrest him. Other arrests are expected in the case, the police said.

According to Army Radio, two other youths arrested in connection with the attack have been released.  

Police arrest two suspects from East Jerusalem

Police arrested two minors suspected of carrying out an earlier stabbing attack near Jerusalem's Damascus Gate, lightly wounding one.

The two suspects are residents of East Jerusalem.

Israelis were returning from Western Wall before stabbing attack

Initial investigations revealed that two young Israelis had left the Western Wall through Jerusalem's Damascus Gate and were shortly thereafter attacked by two minors. The 17-year-old Israeli was lightly wounded in the stabbing, but his companion managed to flee back inside Damascus Gate and alert police on the scene.

The assailants fled, but their descriptions were passed along to police who began extensive searches for the suspects.

Wounded teen evacuated to Mount Scopus

Paramedics evacuated the lightly-wounded 17-year-old Israeli teen to Hadassah University Hospital, Mount Scopus, in Jerusalem

The scene of the stabbing attack near Jerusalem's Damascus Gate, Jan. 30, 2016.Credit: Courtesy

17-year-old Israeli wounded in stabbing

A 17-year-old Israeli was lightly wounded near Jerusalem's Damascus Gate with stab wounds to his upper body, according to paramedics.

Police confirmed that an Israeli had been wounded and said authorities were on the scene investigating the incident.

The scene of the stabbing attack near Jerusalem's Damascus Gate, Jan. 30, 2016.Credit: Courtesy

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