13-year-old Israeli stabbed while riding bike in Jerusalem

Marcy Oster

Police and rescue personnel at the scene of a stabbing attack in the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Pisgat Ze'ev, October 12, 2015. A 13-year-old was stabbed by a Palestinianwhile riding his bicycle, the boy is in a critical condition. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Police and rescue personnel at the scene of a stabbing attack on a 13-year-old boy riding his bike in northern Jerusalem, Oct. 12, 2015. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A 13-year-old Israeli boy riding his bike was critically injured in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem allegedly by 12- and 14-year-old Palestinian assailants.

The teen and a second victim, 20, are reported to be in serious condition following the Monday afternoon attack in the northern Jerusalem community of Pisgat Zeev, Israel Police reported. The 12-year-old suspected attacker was shot by Israel Police and died, the Palestinian Maan news agency reported, citing relatives. The teenage suspect was arrested. Both are from eastern Jerusalem.

The attack came less than an hour after an Israeli Border Police officer was injured in a stabbing attack outside the National Police Headquarters, also in northern Jerusalem, near the border between western and eastern Jerusalem. The assailant, a female identified by Israel’s Channel 2 as a resident of eastern Jerusalem, was shot in the stomach by the injured officer and seriously wounded. Police arrested an alleged accomplice at the scene, Channel 2 reported.

It is the same place that a yeshiva student was stabbed in the neck by a Palestinian assailant on Oct. 8.

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The attacks came hours after Israel Police officers shot and killed an Arab man in the Old City of Jerusalem after he attempted to stab a policeman.

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