Young Mother Stabbed in Shimon HaTzaddik Neighborhood, Teen Girl Terrorist Arrested

YERUSHALAYIM -
Israeli security personnel patrol the area following a stabbing attack in the Shimon HaTzaddik neighborhood in Yerushalayim, Wednesday. (REUTERS/ Stephen Farrell)

A 26-year-old Jewish woman was hospitalized Wednesday morning after she was stabbed near the kever of Shimon HaTzaddik while walking her children to school in the Shimon HaTzaddik (Sheikh Jarrah) neighborhood of Yerushalayim.

Her children were physically unharmed and were being supervised by police at the scene after their mother was taken to the hospital.

The knife used in the stabbing attack. (Police Spokesman)

Magen David Adom paramedics who arrived on the scene found the woman in serious condition, provided her with lifesaving treatment, and took her to Hadassah Mount Scopus Medical Center. After arriving at the hospital, her condition stabilized and her wounds were listed as minor.

Mrs. Moriah Cohen was released home from hospital in the afternoon, b’chasdei Shamayim.

Police swept the area after a young woman was reported fleeing the scene of the attack and within an hour arrested a 15-year-old Palestinian girl.

This is the third terrorist attack in the space of four days, after a young man was stabbed near Damascus Gate in the Old City of Yerushalayim on Shabbos afternoon, and a 16-year-old Palestinian carried out a car-ramming attack at the Te’enim checkpoint on Monday, wounding a security guard.

The Hamas terror group commented on the incident, saying that “the heroic actions in the West Bank and Jerusalem, the most recent of which was the stabbing of a settler in Sheikh Jarrah, prove the greatness of our people whose resistance cannot be broken.”

Upon her release from hospital, her husband, Dvir, thanked the hospital for their assistance, and wished a speedy refuah to all.

Earlier, speaking at the hospital, he said that although “the knife was very long it did not do any damage to internal organs.”

Asked whether the family would remain in the neighborhood, he said that “we will continue to live there, this is part of our mission.”