Jewish man stabbed near Jerusalem’s Old City
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Jewish man stabbed near Jerusalem’s Old City

Victim assaulted from behind by man armed with a screwdriver; police suspect nationalistic motives

Ultra-Orthodox Jews walk toward Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City, May 2010. (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)
Ultra-Orthodox Jews walk toward Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City, May 2010. (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)

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.

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