Arab woman detained after stabbing Israeli man in Jerusalem
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Arab woman detained after stabbing Israeli man in Jerusalem

Border police tackle mother-of-five to the ground after attempted stabbing by the Damascus Gate

Israeli security forces at the scene of a stabbing attack near Damascus Gate outside Jerusalem Old City.

Photo by: JINIPIX
Israeli security forces at the scene of a stabbing attack near Damascus Gate outside Jerusalem Old City. Photo by: JINIPIX

An Arab woman from eastern Jerusalem stabbed an Israeli man near the Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem.

The victim was lightly injured in the Saturday afternoon attack, according to reports. He was taken to the Hadassah Medical Center on Mount Scopus.

The woman, 29 and a mother of 5, who holds an Israeli identity card, initially tried to stab a Charedi man, but failed.

She was tackled and arrested by a Border Police Guard after the stabbing.

She reportedly told police during the initial investigation that she intended to stab a Jew.

Police searched the woman’s home in the eastern Jerusalem neighboUrhood of Sur Baher, confiscating some papers and a computer.

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