Jewish and Arab protesters square off in Jerusalem after Friday stabbing
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Jewish and Arab protesters square off in Jerusalem after Friday stabbing

35-year-old Jewish victim in moderate condition after being attacked by two men in Ras al-Amoud

Jewish residents of Ras al-Amoud call for better police protection during a demonstration Saturday, Nov. 3  (photo credit: Yishai Fleisher)
Jewish residents of Ras al-Amoud call for better police protection during a demonstration Saturday, Nov. 3 (photo credit: Yishai Fleisher)

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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