In the third attack in the past five days, on Wednesday, an Israeli woman was stabbed by an Arab girl in Jerusalem’s Shimon HaTzadik/Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.
Suffering minor but considerable wounds from the abrupt stabbing, the 26-year-old Israeli woman was attacked out of nowhere by a 14-year-old teenage girl. The victim was spotted and attacked while walking her children to school.
After the incident, she was immediately taken to Jerusalem’s Hadassah Mount Scopus Medical Center in serious condition. After treatment, her condition stabilized, and her wounds were classified as being minor.
In response to the attack, several dozen far-right Jewish nationalists march through the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, chanting “death to terrorists.” “Let me with one blow get revenge on the Philistines for my two eyes,” the far-right demonstrators sing. The song — based on a biblical quotation — is a favorite of the Israeli radical right, who often swap the word “Philistines” for “Palestine.”
According to the paramedics who reached the spot almost instantaneously, the woman was conscious and ambulatory when the team arrived, and as they rushed her into the hospital, she was “serious but stable”.
The children were luckily left unhurt, and were with the police while their mother was taken to the hospital.
As for the suspect, the teen immediately fled the scene and was arrested at a nearby school within an hour of the attack, following police sweeps of the area. The suspect’s mother was also taken in for questioning, according to Kan news.