Yesterday Gaza now Jerusalem - Terrorist stabs Jewish student to death in Old City wounds one
August 24, 2005
Shmuel Matt, 21, a British yeshiva student, was murdered by an Arab terrorist in the Old City Wed. night, 24 hours after the last of the Disengagement refugees arrived in their temporary quarters.
MIM:Watching religous Jews being deported from Gaza whetted the terrorists appetite for Jerusalem even more. Not even 48 hours after Gaza became Judenrein a terrorist attacked two yeshiva students in the Old City, wounding one.
Arab Terrorist Murders Jewish Student in Old CityWednesday, August 24, 2005 / 19 Av 5765
Police were searching for an Arab terrorist Wednesday night after he stabbed to death a Jewish yeshiva student and injured another near Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem's Old City.
The attacker stabbed his first victim in the leg at around 8:30 PM on David Street. The young man suffered moderate injuries and managed to reach the nearby police station, where he reported he was attacked with a kitchen knife.
Police rushed to the scene and discovered another stabbing victim with stomach wounds. Medics tried to resuscitate the man as he was rushed to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital, where he died while undergoing an operation.
The other victim was hospitalized at Sha'arei Tzedek Hospital. Police are investigating reports that there was a third victim, who may have been injured lightly. They discovered the 30-centimeter (12-inch) knife at the scene.
There are conflicting reports, but it seems the murdered man was a student at the Mir yeshiva and that both men were visiting, or studying part-time at, the Shuvu Banim Breslev yeshiva in the Old City. They were both in their 20s.
The attacker was described as being in his 30s and police were searching for him. Roadblocks were set up at all entrances to Jerusalem.
Police said the incident was a terrorist attack, the first fatal attack since Israel completed the expulsion of Jewish residents from northern Samaria and the Gaza region.
Three hundred Jewish residents of the Old City took part in a spontaneous protest later in the evening, outside the Kishle police station near the Jaffa Gate. They expresed outrage at the deteriorating security situation for the Old City's Jewish residents.