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Police troops search for suspected terrorist after a stabbing attack in Jerusalem on Wednesday
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The scene of the attack and the teenage suspect

Israeli woman stabbed in front of her children in Jerusalem terror attack

Suspected assailant, a Palestinian teenager, captured inside a local school after manhunt; victim, a Jewish resident of capital's Sheik Jarrah neighborhood, sustains mild injuries and taken to hospital

Haim Golditch |
Updated: 12.08.21, 08:52
An Israeli woman was stabbed and lightly wounded in front of her children while taking them to school in a tense neighborhood in east Jerusalem on Wednesday.
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  • The suspect, a Palestinian female minor, fled the scene and was later arrested inside a nearby school after a manhunt, police said.
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    The scene of the attack and the teenage suspect
    (Photo: Yoav Dudkevich)
    The stabbing took place in Sheikh Jarrah, where several Palestinian extended families are at risk of being evicted by Jewish settlers amid a decades-long legal battle. Protests and clashes with police there last spring helped ignite the 11-day Gaza war.
    The victim was taken to the trauma unit of the nearby Hadassah Mt. Scopus Hospital, which said the 26-year-old was conscious and in stable condition.
    Suspected terror attack in Jerusalem on Wednesday
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    According to the police, the woman was waking with children including a baby when the Palestinian teen stabbed her. The children were not hurt.
    When emergency teams arrived on the scene they found the woman with the knife still inside her wound.
    The neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, was the scene of violent demonstrations after several Palestinian families said they were are at risk of being evicted from their homes by Jewish settlers amid a decades-long legal battle.
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    Police troops search for suspected terrorist after a stabbing attack in Jerusalem on Wednesday
    (Photo: Haim Golditch)
    Protests and clashes with police there last spring helped ignite the 11-day Gaza war.
    The attack came days after a car-ramming attack in the West Bank and less than one week after another stabbing that occurred outside the Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem in what security officials see as an uptick of terror attacks carried out by lone actors.
    The Hamas terror group issued a statement calling the attack an act of heroism. "This proves the greatness of our people who's resistance is unbreakable," Hamas said.

    Associated Press contributed to this report
    First published: 07:58, 12.08.21
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