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The tires of at least a dozen Jewish-owned vehicles were slashed overnight
Wednesday in Jerusalem’s Arab-Jewish neighborhood of Abu Tor, where Arab cars
have previously been vandalized in “price-tag” attacks by Jewish
According to Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld, Wednesday’s
vandalism is being considered a criminal act and not politically
He added that no arrests have been made, although an
investigation into the incident is ongoing.
The vandalism followed
pronounced tensions among Arabs and Jews Tuesday during Tisha Be’av and Ramadan,
after hundreds of Jews were denied entry to the Temple Mount earlier in the day
due to Arab threats of rioting.
Later that evening, an ultra- Orthodox
Israeli man in his thirties was stabbed multiple times outside Damascus Gate in
east Jerusalem by two Arab men.
According to Rosenfeld, the two suspects
accosted the unidentified victim while he was walking home from the Western
Wall. The two men then proceeded to stab him in the abdomen before fleeing the
The victim was subsequently rushed to Shaare Zedek Medical Center,
where he was listed in moderate condition.
Rosenfeld said Wednesday that
a large-scale investigation into the stabbing has been initiated, but that no
arrests have been made.
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