Police set up command post in J'lem
Photo: Gil Yohanan
Troops searched for stabber Saturday
Photo: Noam Moskovich

Terror warning in Jerusalem lifted

Heightened security alert called in capital following intelligence indicating imminent terror threat lifted after several tense hours

The Jerusalem Police on Monday ended the heightened security alert called in the capital after several tense hours.


Security forces in Jerusalem were on high alert during the afternoon following intelligence indicating an imminent threat of terror which may strike the city.


Large police forces deployed in the city, aided by police helicopters in an attempt to foil the threat. 


Police set up command post on Monday (Photo: Gil Yohanan)
Police set up command post on Monday (Photo: Gil Yohanan)

A teen was stabbed in the Ramot neighborhood in the capital on Saturday, sustaining serious wounds. 


Following the incident, the police and the army launched a massive manhunt for the attacker. IDF troops searched the nearby Palestinian village of Beit Iksa, where he was believed to be hiding. A suspect is yet to be apprehended.


The victim, 17-year-old Yehuda Ne'emad, underwent surgery, and on Sunday hospital officials said his condition was defined as moderate.


After stabbing Ne'emad, the perpetrator chased a 12-year-old girl who stood nearby. The girl managed to escape when the perpetrator was scared away by a gathering crowd.


Yair Altman contributed to the report




פרסום ראשון: 10.24.11, 14:48
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