Two Armon Hanatziv terrorists sentenced to 18 years

Terrorists attacked two elderly Israeli women from behind with knives and an ax in 2016 in the Jerusalem neighborhood as they walked on the Golden Promenade in May 2016.

Two terrorists who carried out a stabbing attack against two elderly women a year and a half ago in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Armon Hanatziv were sentenced to 18 years in prison on Monday.

The women, both in their 80s, were stabbed in May 2016 on the Golden Promenade in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood in the capital, before the terrorists fled the scene, prompting a massive police manhunt.

Scene of attack (Photo: Eli Mandlebaum)
Scene of attack (Photo: Eli Mandlebaum)


As the women passed the two boys, they suddenly began stabbing them and striking them with the wooden handle of the ax and were subsequently rushed to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in light to moderate condition.

After police eventually managed to arrest the perpetrators, they admitted to their intent to carry out an attack on Jews and stated that they had discussed the details of the attack during their studies via their Facebook pages, a police statement read.

A third suspect left the scene after becoming afraid that the attack would lead to the demolition of his parents’ home.

As reported by Ynetnews