Stabbing in East Jerusalem Leaves Israeli Teen Wounded

Police say assailant fled after allegedly stabbing an Israeli with a screwdriver in Jerusalem's Mount of Olives.

Emergency vehicles at the scene of a stabbing attack in East Jerusalem on August 11, 2016.
MDA Paramedics

An 18-year-old Israeli was wounded Thursday in a suspected stabbing attack in East Jerusalem, local police said in statement.

The incident took place near the Jewish settlement of Beit Hoshen and the Palestinian village of a-Tur.

An initial police investigation said that a "Jewish man was walking towards the cemetery on the Mount of Olives" when he was stabbed by what police suspect was a screwdriver. The police identified his attacker as being a "minority" – likely a reference to either a Palestinian or Israeli Arab.

The Israeli man was in light to moderate condition after sustaining wounds in his upper torso, paramedics said.

He was reportedly walking towards the grave of the Slonimer rebbe.

An Austrian who administered first aid said he was a yeshiva student.