Arab attacks Jewish man in east J’lem (JERUSALEM POST) By JEREMY SHARON, JERUSALEM POST STAFF 04/03/12)
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An Arab youth wielding an axe attacked and injured an elderly Jewish
man in Jerusalem Monday morning, in what the police described as a
nationalistic or terror- motivated attack on Hanevi’im Street, just
outside the Old City’s Damascus Gate.
The victim, identified as Nahum Weisfish, suffered light to moderate
wounds, including cuts to the head, waist and hands, according to
Zaki Heller, a spokesman for Magen David Adom. He was taken to
Jerusalem’s Hadassah Ein Karem Hospital for further treatment.
The assailant fled the scene following the attack. Police forces said
they were conducting a broad search operation to apprehend the
According to eyewitnesses, Weisfish struggled with the youth in an
attempt to fight him off.
Yitzhak Weiner, an MDA paramedic who treated the victim at the scene,
said that Weisfish sustained several wounds and was in shock when the
ambulance arrived to treat him.
“He was in shock and extremely scared,” Weiner said.
Weiner added that eyewitnesses at the scene had told the MDA
personnel that an Arab youth ran toward the victim, and struck him
several times with the axe.
Monday’s attack comes after a similar attack in the capital less than
three weeks ago, when a Palestinian teenager named Muhammad Shuman
stabbed a 19-year-old female soldier on the capital’s light rail
network, seriously wounding her.
In response to an inquiry by The Jerusalem Post about the attacks and
further such incidents, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said that
police officials are assessing the security situation “on an
operational and intelligence level in order to prevent future
Last week, two Jewish men, one adult and one minor, were arrested on
suspicion of assaulting a 20-year-old Arab resident of east Jerusalem
with a wooden beam on the light rail network.
The victim was lightly injured. (© 1995-2011, The Jerusalem Post
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