A man of about 50 sustained moderate to serious injuries when he was stabbed in the back and arm Wednesday afternoon in a public bathroom in Jerusalem's Liberty Bell Park.
Investigators said the attack may have been nationalistically-motivated. Police have launched a manhunt for the assailant.
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Stabbing victim's car (Photo: Uzi Perlmoter, News 24)
Police officials said that following the attack the victim climbed into a vehicle that was later located on Kovshei Katamon Street. The man, who was evacuated to the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital, said he was stabbed by an Arab.
Moshe Benita, a Magen David Adom paramedic, said the victim was not aware of his own condition and therefore tried to reach the hospital on his own.
A half hour after the incident in Liberty Bell Park, another man was stabbed near the Damascus Gate in the Old City. He suffered minor injuries.
Police said the victim and the assailant are both residents of east Jerusalem and that the incident was the result of a personal dispute between them.
Last week a 33-year-old man was stabbed in the back by two youngsters on Sultan Suleiman Street in the capital, located near Damascus Gate. The man sustained moderate wounds and was evacuated to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center. The suspects fled the scene and are still at large. Police suspect the attack was nationalistically-motivated.
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