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Israeli Stabbed in Old City

An Israeli was seriously wounded in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Old City. Witnesses reported that an argument broke out between Avraham Yasdi, 40, and two young Arab men.

The two Arabs fled after Yasdi was stabbed. Police detained dozens of Arabs in connection to the stabbing.

The victim reportedly is a known substance abuser and police are not ruling out criminal motives in the attack. Police also said they have not ruled out the possibility that it was a terrorist act.

Yasdi was taken to Hadassah Hospital in Ein Kerem, where he was listed in critical condition and underwent emergency surgery.