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Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Four Arab teenagers stab Jerusalem man on bicycle
I never knew there were refugee camps so close to Jerusalem.
A 40 year old Israeli resident of Jerusalem riding home on bicycle Wednesday night was stabbed and moderately wounded by four Arab assailants near the city's northern Shuafat refugee camp, police said.

It was the second major stabbing in the capital in the last three days.

The Israeli victim, David Shilo, told police that he was making his way home to the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Pisgat Ze'ev on his bicycle shortly after 9 p.m. when four Arab teens assaulted him near the entrance to the city's Shuafat refugee camp, which lies adjacent to the French Hill intersection.

The four 15 year old suspects approached Shilo, asked him if he wanted to sell his bike, then threw him off the bike, and stabbed him in the back with a kitchen knife before fleeing.

As a manhunt for the attackers got underway, the victim was rushed by Magen David Adom paramedics to Hadassah University Hospital at Ein Kerem with the knife still lodged in his back.
Continued at JPost.