A 46-year-old security guard was stabbed

A 46-year-old security guard was stabbed

Dec 11, 2017
in his upper body and seriously wounded by a terrorist Sunday afternoon on Jerusalem's Jaffa Street

near the city's central bus station.

A Magen David Adom emergency crew attended to the man and evacuated him by ambulance to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center. After undergoing surgery, he was moved to the Intensive Care Unit for further treatment.Two other women were evacuated to the hospital after suffering shock.  Police said the terrorist arrived at the central bus station's main entrance, pulled out a knife, stabbed a security guard, who was later identified as Asher Elmaliach, and fled the scene. A local citizen who spotted him running along Jaffa Street chased him together with a police officer standing nearby, and after catching him were able to subdue him.  

The terrorist was later identified as Yassin Abu al-Qaraa, a 24-year-old resident of Nablus. He was arrested and taken in for questioning by the Shin Bet at the police's central unit. 

On Saturday, at 10:56 pm, the terrorist wrote on Facebook: "For Allah, we must boost Jerusalem's status, restore religion's glory and sanctify al-Aqsa, and the blood will flow from us."


Dr. Ofer Merin, executive director of Shaare Zedek's Trauma Unit said the wounded security guard had arrived at the hospital in very serious condition and was immediately operated on. "Unfortunately, the knife hit his heart," he added. "His condition has stabilized, but we can't say his life isn't in danger at this time."

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