Doctors at Shaare Tzedek Medical Center in Yerushalayim clarified tonight that the 21-year-old bochur who was stabbed by an Arab terrorist armed with a screwdriver earlier in the night is not in life threatening danger, Arutz Sheva reports.
Dr. Ofer Merin, deputy director general of the hospital and head of the trauma unit, told Arutz Sheva about the stabbing of the bochur that occurred in the Old City’s Damascus Gate at around 7 p.m.
“Around an hour ago a youth in his twenties came to us, and said he was stabbed on his way returning back from the Kosel when he arrived at the Damascus Gate,” said Merin. “He came to us with a screwdriver stuck in his upper back, in moderate condition,” added the doctor.
Merin explained that the screwdriver wounded the youth’s right lung, explaining “he underwent initial treatment in the trauma room, and after imagining checks we removed the knife while neutralizing the bleeding area… His condition at the moment is stable with a drain in the chest, and there is no danger to his life,” added the doctor. “He is fully conscious and communicating.”