Two Israeli teens stabbed near Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate
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Two Israeli teens stabbed near Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate

Palestinian suspect arrested; victims moderately injured and taken to Hadassah Hospital in Ein Kerem

Illustrative photo of Israeli police near Jerusalem's Damascus Gate. (Sliman Khader/FLASH90)
Illustrative photo of Israeli police near Jerusalem's Damascus Gate. (Sliman Khader/FLASH90)

Two Israeli teens were moderately injured after being stabbed near Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate early Sunday morning.

Magen David Adom paramedics treated the two 17-year-olds at the scene of the incident on Sultan Suleiman Street in East Jerusalem, outside the Old City. The victims were taken to Hadassah Hospital in Ein Kerem for further treatment.

The two were apparently on their way to the Western Wall when they were stabbed in the back. Emergency services were called shortly after 2:30 a.m.

The attack came on the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, when observant Jews stay up all night studying religious texts.

Police arrested a Palestinian suspected of involvement in the attack, Ynet reported.

The suspect, a 19-year-old resident of the Old City, was identified on security camera footage. Israeli authorities arrested him when he returned home. The knife and other evidence connecting the suspect to the crime were found nearby, the report said.

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