An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man was stabbed near Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City on Thursday evening, in a suspected terror attack.
The stabber fled the scene after the assault.
The victim, 21, was stabbed in back with a screwdriver by an assailant described as an “Arab,” according to an initial Channel 2 report.
He was taken to the hospital in moderate condition, according to a Magen David Adom Twitter post.
Police suspect nationalistic motives for the attack and are searching for the attacker.
In mid-December, two Border Police officers were lightly injured in a stabbing attack at Lion’s Gate in the Old City. The officers were stabbed by East Jerusalem resident Mohammed al-Ajlouni, who was caught a week later.
An almost identical stabbing attack took place in November, when an Arab man stabbed a ultra-Orthodox man with a screwdriver near Jerusalem’s Old City.