Civilians capture Palestinian teen after he stabs Israeli man


JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Palestinian teenager who critically injured a Jewish-Israeli man in a West Bank stabbing was chased down and captured by civilian bystanders.

The victim, in his 50s, was rushed to an operating room at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem from Givat Zeev, a settlement near Jerusalem where the attack took place late Wednesday night.

The attacker, who was later identified as Abada Abu Ras, 17, of the nearby Palestinian village of Bir Nabala, carried a second knife with him, Israel Police said. He reportedly was lightly injured in the scuffle with bystanders. At least one bystander called out “Death to Arabs,” Ynet reported.

Earlier Wednesday, a Palestinian teen was arrested after he allegedly attempted to stab a soldier at the Qalandiya checkpoint near Jerusalem.

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