Monday, February 8, 2016

Jewish Boy, 11, Stabbed with a Scissors in Israel; Hospitalized with Moderate Wounds, Arab Held

An 11-year-old Jewish boy was stabbed and wounded today (February 8, 2016) in an attack in the central Israeli town of Ramle, according to the Times of Israel website.

The boy was hospitalized with moderate injuries, the Magen David Adom emergency service said. The child said the assailant was an Arab. A 17-year-old Arab youth was arrested a short time later on suspicion of carrying out the attack.

The victim said he was walking down the street when an Arab teen asked him for a lighter, and stabbed him when he answered he did not have one.

According to police, the boy ran home after being stabbed with scissors, and his mother called for help.

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