A yeshiva student in Jerusalem and a farmer in northern Israel were targets of terrorist attacks Wednesday. Both men were reported out of danger.
The assaults came one day after a border policeman was shot dead by a 20-year- old Palestinian terrorist in East Jerusalem.
The student who was attacked Wednesday was walking in the Cardo area of the Old City, near the Jewish Quarter, apparently on his way to the Western Wall, when he was stabbed. His wounds were described as light.
And in the north, police arrested a suspect in connection with an assault earlier in the day on Avraham Cohen, who was wounded by pistol shot on his moshav in the Ta’anachim region.
Three assailants are believed to have taken part in that attack.
Tuesday’s deadly attack occurred in a northern suburb of the capital. Staff Sgt. Avinoam Peretz was cut down by a hail of bullets from an assault rifle fired point-blank by a terrorist in quasi-military garb.
Peretz was laid to rest Wednesday afternoon in his hometown of Migdal Ha’emek, He was promoted posthumously to sergeant major by the border police commander.
The officer said Peretz’s prompt action in stopping the terrorist near a soldiers’ hitchhiking stop had averted the loss of many lives.
Meanwhile, the Israel Defense Force and police continued their search in the West Bank for an accomplice or accomplices to the crime, who fled the scene by car.