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Israeli man moderately wounded in suspected stab attack in Jerusalem Old City

22:00 May 2 2016 al-Wad street, Jerusalem's Old City

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Initial images from suspected stabbing attack at Jerusalem's Lions' Gate Credit: MDA Jerusalem Published by Haaretz

Stabbing Scene: published by Maan News

Police search for the assailant behind Old City stabbing, May 2, 2016. Credit: Olivieh Fitoussi

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BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- An Israeli man was stabbed and moderately wounded in occupied East Jerusalem on Monday evening, Israeli police reported.

Police spokeswoman Luba al-Samri said that a 60-year-old Israeli man sustained minor to moderate injuries after being stabbed on al-Wad street in the Old City.

A spokesperson at the Shaare Zedek hospital told Ma'an that the Israeli man had sustained a wound in his back, and that he was awake and in stable condition.

Al-Samri said that a knife was found on the scene, and that police were looking for the suspected attacker.

Eyewitnesses told Ma'an that Israeli forces closed all entrances to the Old City following the attack, and were preventing residents from entering and exiting the area.

More than 200 Palestinians and almost 30 Israelis have been killed since the beginning of a wave of violence in October, characterized by a number of small-scale Palestinian attacks and alleged attacks against Israeli military targets.

The number of Palestinian and Israeli deaths saw a dramatic drop over the last two months, with the Israeli leadership suggesting its severe security measures are responsible for the emerging trend.
However, the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research found in a poll last month that support for stabbing attacks had seen a decline in the West Bank in recent months -- "due, it seems, to a rising perception in its inefficacy."
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Israeli Moderately Wounded in Stabbing Attack at Jerusalem's Old City

Manhunt underway for suspected assailant, who fled scene after stabbing ultra-Orthodox Jewish man, 60, in chest.

by Nir Hasson for Haaretz

An Israeli man was moderately wounded in a suspected stabbing attack Monday night in Jerusalem's Old City.

The suspected assailant has fled the scene and police forces are conducting a massive manhunt in the Old City. All streets to the east of the Old City's walls have been locked down.

Paramedics said the victim, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man in his 60s, was stabbed in the chest, but still managed to alert police, who then searched Al-Halediya Street, near Hagai Street on the way to the Western Wall, and found the knife. He was taken to a local Jerusalem hospital.

Like in previous manhunts, police are searching for suspects using the Mabat 2000 system of surveillance cameras, which are installed across the Old City. 
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