A 35-year-old Israeli Jewish man was moderately wounded early Friday evening when he was stabbed by two unidentified men in east Jerusalem’s predominately Arab Ras al-Amoud neighborhood.

According to Israel Radio, the man was stabbed while walking with a friend from the Western Wall in the Old City to the Jewish enclave in Ras al-Amoud. Two Arab men reportedly attacked the two, stabbing one of them. 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.

Police were investigating the incident and conducting a search for the suspects.