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Israeli Stabbed in Antwerp

Mystery surrounds the stabbing Friday of Moshe Schnitzer, president of the Tel Aviv Diamond Exchange, who was on a business trip in Antwerp.

Schnitzer, 68, was knifed three times in a hotel elevator. The assailant, described as a young man dressed “like a hippie,” escaped without robbing his victim.

Nevertheless, the police seem to think he was a “hotel thief.”

They consider a terrorist motive unlikely, because the attack occurred only hours after Schnitzer arrived in Antwerp.

Schnitzer is a frequent visitor to Antwerp, which is known as the diamond capital of the world. He underwent emergency surgery on his small intestine and was said to be out of danger.