The two men were reportedly stoned and beaten with metal rods and rods spiked with nails near the Zionist Orthodox Beit Orot Yeshiva in the new Beit Orot Jewish neighborhood on the largely Arab Mount of Olives.
Above: The Beit Orot Yeshiva
Two Yeshiva Students Attacked On Mount Of Olives
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Two yeshiva students were wounded in a suspected terror attack Friday night in East Jerusalem.
The two men were reportedly stoned and beaten with metal rods and rods spiked with nails near the Zionist Orthodox Beit Orot Yeshiva in the new Beit Orot Jewish neighborhood on the largely Arab Mount of Olives, Ynet reported.
The yeshiva’s full name is the “Irving Moskowitz Yeshiva & Campus.” Moskowitz, a physician, is a well-known American donor to right-wing Israeli causes. He made his fortune in the gambling and bingo industry.
Magen David Adom paramedics reportedly say the two yeshiva students, one 24-years-old and the other 21, sustained light to moderate injuries.
“The two said they were attacked with wooden planks studded with nails and were pelted with stones. Both were in the yeshiva when the paramedics arrived and were fully conscious,” Kobi Tamam, an MDA paramedic, told Ynet.
The older student was moderately injured after being hit in the back with a nail-studded board. The 21-year-old has light head wound from a rock.
The two students were walking to the seminary from the adjacent A-Tur neighborhood in East Jerusalem when the attack happened.
A police manhunt for the attackers is underway.