A young woman has died of her wounds after being stabbed by a Palestinian terrorist near the Old City of Jerusalem. Two others were injured.
A Palestinian terrorist stabbed and killed a woman inside a light rail train in Jerusalem just outside the Old City early Friday morning.
Emergency medics tried saving the victim, a woman in her 20s from the UK.
“At 12:50, MDA Jerusalem region received a report of an [individual] stabbed near the Jerusalem light rail. MDA EMTs and paramedics are treating a severely injured individual,” an MDA spokesperson said.
Two other civilians were also injured, early reports indicate. A pregnant 30-year-old fell when the train made an emergency stop, and a 50-year-old was hurt while fleeing the scene. They were taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center for treatment.
The terrorist, a 57-year-old Jerusalem resident, has been neutralized and is under police control.
Light rail service has been stopped.
“When I arrived at the scene of the attack, I saw the train stopped and people rushing out of the cars. I rushed in and saw a young woman in serious condition who lost consciousness during the treatment I had begun, due to the seriousness of the her wounds,” said United Hatzalah EMT volunteer Yechiel Stern.
“I immediately began CPR, and after one minute I was joined by two doctors and numerous other EMTs and paramedics who had arrived at the scene,” he said.
“This heinous attack perpetrated by someone who hates Jews was done deliberately on the holiday of Passover when many tourists, Jews, and Christians alike, visit the capital of Israel. We are saddened by the continued violence aimed at creating ill will between peoples in the holy city,” Eli Beer, United Hatzalah president and founder, stated.
By: Terri Nir, United with Israel