Jerusalem aerial view David Citadel 370.
(photo credit: Library of Congress)
A middle-aged Jewish man was stabbed in a public bathroom at Jerusalem’s
Bloomfield Park Wednesday afternoon, allegedly by an Arab
According to police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld, the victim, an
unidentified 50- year-old Jerusalem resident, sustained serious wounds in the
upper torso and arm and was rushed to Hadassah University Medical Center, Ein
Kerem. He has been listed in serious condition.
“The incident took place
at approximately 3:30 p.m. in the park’s public restroom,” said Rosenfeld
“He was attacked from behind and the knife went through him,
so he lost a lot of blood.”
Immediately following the assault, Rosenfeld
said, the victim attempted to drive his car, which was parked roughly 100 meters
away, to get help, but was forced to pull over due to the blood
“Bystanders called police, who arrived with medical teams within
minutes to help him, and were able to help the victim get to the hospital,”
The police spokesman said the man claimed his assailant
was Arab, potentially making the assault a terrorist attack.
looking into a number of [angles] in the investigation, including the
possibility that it was a terror-related attack,” he said.
added that police had launched a search for the suspect throughout the capital,
but there had been no arrests yet.
This is the second case of an Arab
allegedly stabbing a Jew in the capital in a little over a week.
17, two Arab men allegedly stabbed a haredi man in his 30s multiple times
outside Damascus Gate in east Jerusalem, while he was walking home after Tisha
Be’av, police said. The victim was taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center, where
was listed in moderate condition.