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Arab Stabbed in the Back by Jewish Man in Old City

An Arab resident of Silwan in eastern Jerusalem was listed in serious condition Wednesday night, after being stabbed in the back by a Jewish man in the Old City.

A border police patrol later apprehended the attacker, a 24-year-old resident of Neranya. The man has a criminal background, and told police that he did not know the person he stabbed, Israel Television reported.

The stabbing victim was hospitalized at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.