Yeshiva student stabbed in Jerusalem’s Old City

Marcy Oster

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A yeshiva student was stabbed in the back in the Old City of Jerusalem.

The 21-year-old man was stabbed with a screwdriver on Thursday evening near the Damascus Gate, which leads to the Old City’s Muslim Quarter and the popular Arab market. He was taken to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek hospital.

He was heading to the Western Wall for evening prayers, Israel National News reported.

Israel Police said they are searching for the stabber. Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the police “are looking into this as a terrorist attack.”