Stabbing in Jerusalem (Archives)
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Jerusalem: Jews stab Arab near Meah Shearim

Arab resident of east Jerusalem suffers serious injuries after being stabbed three times in the back, near capital's Mandelbaum Gate. Police believe stabbing nationalistically motivated

A 31-year-old Arab resident of east Jerusalem was stabbed by four Jews on Tuesday night, near the city's Mandelbaum Gate, which is adjacent to the Meah Shearim neighborhood.


Magen David Adom emergency services rushed him to the city's Shaare Zedek Medical Center in serious condition.


The man reportedly managed to walk for a while after being stabbed and eventually encountered several police officers. He told them he was attacked by four skullcap-wearing Jews.


The police believe the stabbing was nationalistically-motivated.


Magen David Adom paramedic Mordechai Harush was on the team dispatched to the scene: "The man told us he works nearby and that while he was on his way home, several Jews that he didn't know attacked him.


"We were called onto the scene by the police. We found him lying on the sidewalk covered in blood. He was fully conscious and we found that he had been stabbed in the back three times.


"He was in clear distress. We administered initial treatment at the scene and took him to the Shaare Zedek trauma unit," he said.


The hospital said the man's condition has been stabilized and he was admitted to the cardiothoracic wing.  


Efrat Weiss contributed to this report


פרסום ראשון: 12.03.08, 08:37
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