Police: Yeshiva Students Stabbed in Jerusalem's Old City Were Ambushed

Four Palestinians, aged 15 to 17, were arrested for possible involvement in the attack.

Olivier Fitoussi

An Israel Police investigation found Tuesday said that the stabbing incident a day before in the Old City of Jerusalem, in which two Jewish men were injured by four Palestinian teens, was a planned attack.

Earlier reports said that a fight broke out between the Jewish men, both in their 40s and students at the Shuvu Banim yeshiva.

Four male Palestinians, ranging in age from 15 to 17, were arrested for possible involvement in the attack. All of them denied any involvement in the incident.

At a detention hearing Tuesday two of the suspects were released to house arrest and two were ordered to remain in custody until Thursday.

One of the victims was stabbed in the chest, while the other was beaten up. They were admitted to Shaare Zedek Medical Center with moderate and mild injuries, respectively.