A Jewish man in his 40s is in moderate-to-serious condition after being stabbed in the upper torso, while another man sustained light wounds, police said, when both were attacked by a group of Arab Muslim assailants near the Old City’s Jaffa Gate. According to Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld, police “strongly believe the stabbing was a terrorist attack.”
JPost (h/t Mathijs B) “The victims were surrounded by a group of Arab Muslim men, and one was stabbed and the other was lightly injured, although it is not clear if he was stabbed as well,” Rosenfeld said shortly following the attack.
Police arrested one of the suspects and continue to search for the others after they fled the scene, he said, adding that the stabbing victim managed to walk to a nearby police station where he received first aid before being rushed to Shaare Zedek Medical Center. “Police continue to search the Old City for the other suspects and hope to make arrests soon,” Rosenfeld said.
Meanwhile, police announced on Monday that an Arab resident of the Old City was arrested last week on suspicion of spreading violent propaganda on his Facebook page. In a statement, police said Mahmoud Asila, 32, was arrested on November 18 for posting photos and videos deemed as “incitement,” which called for running over security forces and for attempting to spur car attacks against Israelis in general.