Kristine L Ming

15-year-old stabbed, moderately wounded at Ashdod school

A 15-year-old boy was stabbed and moderately wounded at a school in Ashdod on Sunday.

Police apprehended a 15-year-old classmate of the victim suspected in the stabbing after searching the area.

MDA paramedics treated the victim on the scene before transferring him to Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot.

The schoolyard stabbing in Rehovot came after a similar incident at a Rishon Lezion school last week. A 16-year-old boy was stabbed Thursday after an altercation with a classmate at the school in Rishon LeZion.

Magen David Adom arrived at the scene and found the student had been minimally injured after being stabbed in the hand with a sharp tool, most likely a ruler.  Regardless of his minor injuries, the paramedics decided to transport the boy to Wolfson hospital in Holon for further treatment.

The suspect, a 13 -year-old boy, allegedly stabbed the victim during the course of a verbal altercation between the two. Police took the suspect into custody for further questioning.

Violence among Israeli youths seems to be a growing phenomenon. Two months ago, a 16-year-old student was stabbed multiple times in the chest and seriously wounded during a fight outside a local high school in Ashdod.

One day prior, a 14-year-old stabbed a classmate with a pair of scissors inside a classroom at the Herzliya Gymnasium high school in Tel Aviv.

Lidar Grave-Lazi and Ben Hartman contributed to this report.

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