Palestinian man, Jewish man attacked in Jerusalem in separate incidents


JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Palestinian man said he was attacked by Jewish teens in the center of Jerusalem.

The man told police that three teenagers in Safra Square called him over to get a light for their cigarettes. As he neared the teens, they cut his leg with a box-cutting knife, the man said.

The Palestinian Maan news agency called the alleged assailants “Israeli teens.”

Police said they are investigating the incident.

A couple of hours later a Jewish-Israeli, 20, riding a bicycle told police that he was attacked by two Arabs with an iron rod in the Old City of Jerusalem who fled. The man was taken to Hadassah Medical Center. Police are searching for the attackers.


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