A haredi Israeli man in his thirties was stabbed multiple times outside Damascus Gate in east Jerusalem
Wednesday night by two Arab men, police said.
According to police
spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld, at approximately 9:30 p.m. the unidentified victim
was accosted by the two suspects, who proceeded to stab him in the
abdomen. The victim was walking home from the Western Wall via Damascus Gate.
“The victim was stabbed in the stomach with a large knife and
the suspects then fled the area,” said Rosenfeld. “A large number of police
units are actively searching different areas around Damascus Gate for the
suspects who carried out the attack.”
The victim was subsequently rushed
to Shaare Zedek Medical Center, where has been listed in moderate
Tensions among Arabs and Jews remained heighted Tuesday during
Tisha Be’av and Ramadan after hundreds of Jews were denied entry to the Temple
Mount earlier in the day in observance of the annual day of mourning, following
threats of Arab rioting.