Jewish and Arab protesters squared off in Jerusalem Saturday night, a day after a Jewish man was non-fatally stabbed in the predominately Arab neighborhood of Ras al-Amoud.
Roughly 30 Jewish residents held a demonstration demanding more police presence in the neighborhood. Two men reportedly tried to block the street.
In response, a group of Arab protesters lit fireworks. One man was arrested for assaulting a police officer.
On Friday, two unidentified men moderately wounded a 35-year-old man while he was walking with a friend from the Western Wall in the Old City to the Jewish enclave in Ras al-Amoud.
The attackers immediately fled the scene on foot.
Israel Radio reported that the stabbed man told police he was armed with a pistol, but he did not know why he did not use his firearm in self-defense.
The man was given preliminary treatment by an MDA team which arrived at the scene. He was transferred to Jerusalem’s Hadassah Medical Center at Ein Kerem.
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