Photo: Liran Tamari
Police at scene
Photo: Liran Tamari

Jerusalem: Haredi stabbed by 2 youths in Old City

Ultra-Orthodox in his thirties leaves Western Wall, stabbed near Damascus Gate; sustains moderated injuries, evacuated to hospital. Suspects flee, police suspect stabbing was nationalistically motivated

A 33-year-old haredi man from Jerusalem was stabbed Tuesday by two Arab youths near the Damascus Gate of Jerusalem's Old City.


The suspect sustained moderate injuries to his chest and was evacuated to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.


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According to police, the haredi man was praying in the Western Wall before walking through the Damascus Gate. Police added that the incident was most likely nationalistically motivated.


שוטרי מג"ב ליד שער שכם (צילום: גיל יוחנן)

Scene of crime (Photo: Photo: Gil Yochanan)


According to the hospital, the man was six times, but his condition was stabilized.


Upon his arrival to the hospital, the victim told officers that he was attacked after exiting the Western Wall.


הפצוע בבית החולים שערי צדק. מצבו יציב (צילום: אלי מנדלבאום)

Victim at hospital (Photo: Eli Mandelbaum) 


(צילום: גיל יוחנן)

Damascus Gate (Photo: Gil Yochanan)


The two suspects fled the scene immediately after stabbing the man. An investigation of the incident was launched.


Magen David Adom paramedic told Ynet: "At approximately 9 pm, we got a call about a man who was stabbed. A team arrived at the scene and police brought the victim to us. He had stab wounds to the chest and waist.


"We gave him initial treatment and evacuated him to the hospital," the paramedic added. "It was hard to comprehend what was going on. He was stressed and there was great commotion in the area."


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