Stabbed Jew Found in the Trunk of an Arab Car in Yerushalayim

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An Israeli was found stabbed and bound in the trunk of a car in an Arab neighborhood of East Jerusalem early Friday morning after a pre-dawn police chase.

Police said the incident was likely criminal in nature, though they have not yet ruled out a nationalistically motivated attack.

Two East Jerusalem men, ages 20 and 19, were arrested.

The victim, a 60-year-old Tel Aviv resident, was taken to a local hospital, where he was listed with non-life threatening injuries.

The chase began after police on a routine patrol in the neighborhood near the Zeitim checkpoint in the capital attempted to approach a suspicious vehicle, which then took off toward the neighborhood of At-Tur on the Mount of Olives.

After a chase, the suspect vehicle hit a number of cars and came to a halt.

Police officer Khaled Salah told Ynet he was searching the car, which was likely stolen, when heard a voice screaming for help, at which point he found the victim in the trunk.

“We’ve opened an investigation to clarify the incident, but without a doubt its clear that the alertness and decisiveness of the police saved a life,” police official Chaim Shmueli told the news site.

The two men inside the car, both residents of the neighborhood, were detained.

Times of Israel

{Matzav.com}

4 COMMENTS

  1. This is precious. They haven’t ruled out a “nationally motivated attack.” Ya, maybe he was just giving him a ride to a yom haatzmaut bbq.

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