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Jerusalem: Man lightly hurt in ax attack (YNetNews.Com -Yedioth Internet) Raanan Ben-Zur Published: 04.02.12, 09:10)Source: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4211119,00.html YNet News - Yediot Achronot YNet News - Yediot Achronot Articles-Index-TopPublishers-Index-Top
Police say 55-year-old haredi man was attacked by Arab youth wielding an ax near city´s Nablus Gate. Assailant flees scene; police launch manhunt

A 55-year-old haredi man was lightly hurt Monday after being attacked with an ax in Jerusalem´s HaNevi´im Street.

The assailant, who according to reports was an Arab youth, fled the scene on foot.

The police launched a manhunt and are canvassing the area.

The Police said the attack took place near the city´s Nablus Gate.

According to police sources, "An Arab assailant attacked a Jewish haredi man near Nablus Gate. He struck him on the head and the two struggled shortly, before the assailant fled the scene." The ax was reportedly found at the scene.

The man was evacuated to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem. (Copyright 2012 © Yedioth Internet 04/02/12)

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