‘A Great Miracle, He Was Stabbed Inches From his Heart’


pisgat ze'evThere has been an improvement in the status of Yosef Chaim Gidon, the 13-year-old boy who was one of two victims in the brutal stabbing attack in Yerushalayim’s northern Pisgat Ze’ev neighborhood on Monday afternoon, Arutz Sheva reports.

The boy – who was stabbed repeteadly by two Arab terrorists aged 13 or 14 who were eliminated while conducting their attack – continues to be very seriously wounded. He was admitted to the emergency medical unit while on an artificial respirator, and underwent surgery for several hours.

The second victim of the attack, 25-year-old Yosef Ben-Shalom, who was caught unaware by the two terrorists and stabbed repeatedly, is likewise on an artificial respirator and is seriously wounded, albeit in a stable condition.

Arutz Sheva adds that Eliyahu Ben-Shalom, brother of Yosef, told Army Radio this morning that “his condition isn’t good, he’s in serious condition, but there’s a great miracle that they stabbed him on the right side and not on the left side, mere centimeters from his heart.”

“The doctors said he should be several weeks in the hospital,” added the brother. He noted that residents of Pisgat Ze’ev “want the routine to return to the neighborhood and to all of Yerushalayim. This is a neighborhood that hasn’t known a terror attack.”

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}