Report: Israeli stabbed near Jerusalem Old City

TEL AVIV, Israel (Ma’an) — Israeli media reported Monday that a 45-year-old Jewish man arrived at a police station in Jerusalem’s Old City with stab wounds to his abdomen.

Israel’s Ynet news site reported that the man said he had been stabbed by “Arabs.”

According to the report, an initial police investigation found that three yeshiva students were attacked by several Palestinians in the area and the man was stabbed during the brawl.

Ynet said police were searching the area and one man was in custody.

The reported incident comes amid heavy tensions in Jerusalem, with tit-for-tat attacks increasing between Palestinians and Israelis following an attack on a synagogue last Tuesday that left five Israelis dead and several injured.

Near-daily attacks by Israeli settlers on Palestinians and their property in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, have also been reported in the days following the synagogue attack.

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