Israeli Man Wounded in Stabbing Attack in Jerusalem's Old City

Victim suffers wounds to his upper body, is in moderate condition; Police detain attacker, a 19-year-old resident of the Palestinian territories.

The knife used in the stabbing attack in Jerusalem's Old City on Friday, March 11, 2016.
Police Spokesman's Unit

An Israeli man was wounded in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem's Old City on Friday.

The attack took place at the Old City's Muslim Quarter.

The victim, a 29-year-old man, was stabbed in the upper body, and is in moderate condition, according to Magen David Adom paramedics who treated him at the scene before evacuating him to Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem.

The assailant, who fled the scene of the attack, has been detained. He has been identified by police as a 19-year-old resident of the Palestinian territories.

On Wednesday, a man was seriously wounded in a shootout between Palestinian gunmen and Israeli security forces at the Old City's Damascus Gate following the gunmen's attempted shooting attack at Jerusalem's Ramot junction.  

On Tuesday, American tourist Taylor Force was killed and 13 others were wounded in attacks that ranged from Jerusalem to Jaffa and Petah Tikva.