IDF soldiers, police investigate 370.
(photo credit: Courtesy B'Tselem)
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
The victim was subsequently rushed to Shaare Zedek Medical
Center, where has been listed in moderate condition.
Tensions among Arabs
and Jews remained heightened 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.