A chareidi man in his 20s was stabbed by an Arab terrorist in Yerushalayim Sunday evening.
The incident took place shortly after 5:30 p.m. at Tzahal Square, near City Hall. Mayor Nir Barkat was present at the scene with his security guard who eventually helped subdue the terrorist.
The victim sustained moderate wounds and was rushed to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center.
According to a paramedic who was at the scene, the man was stabbed in the stomach, and was taken for medical treatment fully conscious and in a stable condition.
Police say that Barkat and his bodyguard witnessed the event, prompting the guard to overtake the stabber and hold him until forces arrived.
The assailant is an 18-year-old Palestinian, who was residing illegally in Israel. He was apprehended by police and transferred for questioning.
There have been a spate of terror attacks in Yerushalayim in recent months, mostly carried out by “lone wolf” perpetrators targeting individuals.
Many of the attacks centered on public transport hubs in the capital, including several attacks in which terrorists ploughed into crowds waiting at light rail stops.