Two Yeshiva Students Stabbed in Brawl With Palestinians in Jerusalem

Three suspects have been detained.

Olivier Fitoussi

Two yeshiva students were stabbed Monday evening in the Old City of Jerusalem, during a brawl with Palestinians that turned violent. They brought themselves to the local police station for help and were evacuated to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center for treatment.

An initial investigation found that a fight broke out in the early evening between three students from Shubu Banim Yeshiva and four Palestinians. 

Two of the students were stabbed, leaving one in a moderate condition and one with light wounds. Police are investigating whether the incident was an intentional attack or a fight turned violent.

The police later arrested three Palestinians, two of them minors, on suspicion of involvement in the incident.  A combined police and Border Police team is searching the area for additional suspects.