Incident Summary:

03/18/2008: A 49-year-old rabbi was stabbed and moderately wounded by a member of the Free Sons of the Galilee Brigades near the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem, Israel.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

West Bank

Near Jerusalem

Location Details:
The incident occurred near the Damascus gate area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Orthodox Rabbi Yehezkel Greenwald
Specific Description
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Ahrar Al-Jalil (Free People of the Galilee) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"'Free Sons of the Galilee' Brigades Claims Stabbing Rabbi in East Jerusalem,” Ma’an News Agency March 18, 2008.
Jonathan Lis, “Man lightly hurt in E. J lem in apparent terror stabbing,” Ha’aretz March 18, 2008.
Etgar Lefkovits And Matthew Wagner, “Ateret Cohanim rabbi stabbed near Old City's Damascus Gate. Victim 49 moderately wounded. Police search for assailant,” The Jerusalem Post, March 19, 2008