Masked assailants stab two elderly women in Jerusalem

Special to WorldTribune.com

Two elderly women, one a Holocaust survivor, were wounded in a terror attack in southern Jerusalem on May 10 in what Israeli police said was a terrorist attack.

Rescuers at the site of a May 10 stabbing attack that left two elderly women wounded. /Magen David Adom
Rescuers at the site of a May 10 stabbing attack that left two elderly women wounded. /Magen David Adom

The women, aged 82 and 86, were stabbed by masked assailants at the Armon Hanatziv promenade, police said, adding the attack fit the pattern of stabbing attacks by Palestinian terrorists that have plagued Israel in recent months.

A spokesperson for Shaarei Tzedek hospital, where the two were taken, said they had both been stabbed in the chest and were in stable condition in the trauma ward.

Police said the terrorists fled the scene toward the nearby East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber.

The attack occurred in a wooded area known as the Peace Forest below the Armon Hanatziv Tayelet, a southern Jerusalem promenade overlooking the city that is popular with joggers, walkers and tourists.

A spokesperson later said two suspects were caught, but released, and police said they were still hunting the assailants.

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