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2 Arab teens arrested after stabbing haredi Jew in Jerusalem

By Mason White 12:19 PM August 19, 2013
Moshe Menachem Limuei (Photo via Channel 2) 

By: Eva Fett
(Scroll down for video) Two Arab teens were arrested and charged with assault related charges after stabbing an ultra-Orthodox Jew at the entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem, according to police reports.

Jerusalem Police said that two Israeli Arabs of the city of Issawiya were arrested after a joint investigation by the police and the National Security Agency, also known as the Shin Bet, on suspicion of stabbing Moshe Menachem Limuei, 33, last month at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem.

Limuei was on his way home after visiting the Western Wall when passed through the Damascus Gate. That is when he was stabbed in the upper parts of his body by the two teens.

Limuei, a father of four children, sustained moderate to severe injuries and was taken to the Shaare Zedek hospital in Jerusalem, where he underwent surgery. He later underwent some reconstructive surgery.

Prosecutors this morning filed charges against the teens in the Jerusalem District Court.
The teens were identified as Sultan Abu Hummus, 19, and Mahmoud Rajabi, 18.
During questioning by police, they confessed to the attack. Police said that Limuei was stabbed in the chest, waist and hand.

Hummus was charged with attempted murder and obstruction of justice, while Rajabi was charged with aggravated assault.