Israeli Man Seriously Wounded in Gilo Stabbing Attack

Police at the scene of the stabbing in Gilo, Sunday. (Police Spokesman)

An Israeli man was stabbed and seriously wounded in the Gilo neighborhood of Yerushalayim Sunday morning. The man, 43 years old, was taken to Shaare Zedek Hospital in Yerushalayim for treatment. The stabber absconded, and a wide-ranging search is ongoing for him. Police are not ruling out terrorism or criminal activity as a motive for the stabbing.

IDF soldiers overnight Motzoei Shabbos seized weapons that were to be used in terror attacks. Soldiers, working with police, discovered weapons in the Arab towns of Samua and Funduk in Shomron. Among the weapons was an M-16 rifle. The owner of the house was arrested and questioned on what the weapons were doing there.

In a statement, the army said that such weapons were used in terror attacks as well as for criminal activity, and that security forces were determined to seize all weapons that were being held illegally by all people, in order to better protect all Israelis and residents of Palestinian Authority-controlled areas, who are also under threat by terrorists and criminals.

Also overnight, security officials said they arrested six wanted security suspects in other areas in Yehudah and Shomron. The suspects were wanted for participating in rioting and throwing stones and firebombs that endangered Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers. Several of the suspects were also charged with belonging to Hamas. All were being questioned on their activities by security forces.