Ultra-Orthodox man stabbed in suspected terror attack near Old City of Jerusalem

According to initial reports, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man was stabbed in the stomach by a Palestinian assailant near the entrance to the Old City. The man is in moderate condition.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
February 22, 2015 17:59
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Stabbing in Jerusalem, February 22, 2015.

Stabbing in Jerusalem, February 22, 2015.. (photo credit: ZAKA RESCUE AND RECOVERY ORGANIZATION)

 
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Israeli authorities in Jerusalem on Sunday are investigating a possible racially-motivated stabbing attack in Safra Square, which resulted in the wounding of a Jewish bystander.

According to initial reports, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man was stabbed in the stomach by a Palestinian assailant near the entrance to the Old City. The man is in moderate condition.

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Paramedics administered treatment to the victim at the scene.

The suspect was apprehended by a security guard nearby.

A Sunday afternoon rock attack by Arab suspects on a light rail train traveling through the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat resulted in a shattered window and police search for the culprits, who fled the scene.

According to Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld, the attack took place at 2 p.m. forcing the train to stop for an extended period at the following stop in Beit Hanina to assess damages. No one was wounded during the assault, he said.

While noting that rock attacks on the light rail in Shuafat have largely abated over the past few months after peaking when Arab rioters destroyed the train stop there last summer, Rosenfeld said the phenomenon has not totally been eliminated.



“There have been less instances, but once in a while stones are thrown at the light rail and police units respond by increasing patrols to ensure passengers are safe,” he said.


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