Jerusalem mayor, bodyguard subdue Palestinian attacker


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and his security guard apprehended a Palestinian teen who stabbed a haredi Orthodox man near City Hall.

Barkat was on his way to City Hall for a meeting on Sunday evening when he saw the attack taking place near Safra Square in central Jerusalem, according to reports.

The victim, reportedly in his 20s, was stabbed in the stomach and taken to a Jerusalem hospital for treatment. He is in moderate condition.

The alleged attacker, 18, a resident of Ramallah who was residing illegally in Jerusalem, was taken in for questioning by police.

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