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Jewish man stabbed in suspected Jerusalem `terror` attack: Police

An Arab man stabbed and wounded a Jewish man in Jerusalem on Thursday before fleeing, in what Israeli police said was a suspected "terrorist" attack.



Jerusalem: An Arab man stabbed and wounded a Jewish man in Jerusalem on Thursday before fleeing, in what Israeli police said was a suspected "terrorist" attack.

"A Jewish man was stabbed with a sharp instrument -- a screwdriver -- and injured moderately," police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said in a statement.

The attacker fled the scene and police were searching for him, Rosenfeld said, describing the fugitive as an "Arab terrorist".

He did not specify if the man was thought to be a Palestinian or an Arab Israeli.

Israeli paramedics said the incident took place at a Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives, in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem.

Jerusalem has been at the heart of a wave of violence since last October in which 219 Palestinians, 34 Israelis, two Americans, an Eritrean and a Sudanese have died, according to an AFP count.

Most of the Palestinians killed were carrying out knife, gun or car-ramming attacks, according to Israeli authorities.

The number of attacks has declined in recent weeks.

From Zee News

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