Israeli attacked in east J'lem neighborhood of Isawiya, in stable condition

Paramedics transferred the 43-year-old victim to Hadassah Hospital in Mount Scopus. He is fully conscious and in stable condition.

POLICE PREPARE to disperse youths throwing rocks after Friday prayers in Isawiya. (photo credit: SLIMAN KHADER/FLASH90)
POLICE PREPARE to disperse youths throwing rocks after Friday prayers in Isawiya.
(photo credit: SLIMAN KHADER/FLASH90)

An Israeli man was attacked by a mob and lynched in the Arab east Jerusalem neighborhood of Isawiya on Sunday night. 

Paramedics transferred the victim, 43, to Hadassah Hospital in Mount Scopus. He is fully conscious and in stable condition, an MDA spokesperson said.

"According to passersby, he was injured after being attacked when he entered the neighborhood and pepper spray was even sprayed on him. I gave him first aid and then he was taken to Hadassah Mount Scopus Medical Center," said Shadi Shauer, a paramedic who was on the scene for United Hatzalah. 

The attack is the latest in a string of violent incidents related to rising tensions in the wake of a terrorism wave that has afflicted Israelis. 

Family and friends carry the coffin of Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh, who was killed during an Israeli raid in Jenin, during her funeral in Jerusalem, May 13, 2022.  (credit: REUTERS/AMMAR AWAD)Family and friends carry the coffin of Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh, who was killed during an Israeli raid in Jenin, during her funeral in Jerusalem, May 13, 2022. (credit: REUTERS/AMMAR AWAD)

This is a developing story.