Two wounded, one critically, in Jerusalem stabbing attack

At approximately 6:20 AM Friday, two men were stabbed in the Old City, one near Damascus Gate (Sha’ar Shechem) and the other near the Hurva Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter (Rova Yehudi), MDA reported.

The victim at Damascus Gate, 40, is in critical condition with stabbing wound in his upper torso and neck. He was evacuated to Shaarei Tzedek Medical Center.

The young victim at the Hurva, 16, was in light to moderate condition with stab wounds in his back. He was evacuated to Hadassah Ein Karem Hospital.

Police reported that they shot the stabber. There was an enhanced police presence in the old city on Friday due to Ramadan.