Police: Israeli wounded in stabbing attack by Arab
JERUSALEM – Police say an Israeli has been stabbed in an attack by an Arab in Jerusalem.
The ultra-Orthodox Jewish man was seriously wounded and was taken to a hospital.
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says two suspects were arrested following the incident Thursday. It took place near a Jewish prayer site in a predominantly Arab area.
The attack is the latest in a series of politically-motivated stabbings in Jerusalem. Last month, an Israeli soldier was seriously wounded in a stabbing attack on Jerusalem's light rail line.
In another incident this month, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man was wounded by an axe-wielding Arab assailant.
Control of Jerusalem is a tense issue between Israelis and Palestinians. who claim the eastern part of the city as the capital of a future state.