Man Lightly Hurt in Jerusalem Old City Ax Attack
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 ultra-Orthodox man was lightly hurt Monday by an Arab youth wielding an ax, the police said. The attack took place near the city’s Damascus Gate.
The assailant fled the scene on foot. Police and emergency services team are on the scene and a manhunt is in progress.
The man was evacuated to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem.
According to the police, “An Arab assailant attacked a Jewish haredi man near the Damascus Gate. He struck him on the head and the two struggled shortly, before the assailant fled the scene.”
The ax was found at the scene.
Just like Fox News and Breitbart have a problem with racist comments at their site, the Israeli sites YNet and Haaretz allow similar comments against the “Haredim” (“ultra-Orthodox” Jews). These comments can achieve a stench of anti-Semitism. In this article the commenters get a twofer: Arabs and Haredim!