Palestinian man attacked, stabbed in West Jerusalem
Published Wednesday 11/12/2013 (updated) 12/12/2013 20:59
View over Jerusalem's Old City (MaanImages/File)
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian man was stabbed and assaulted by a group of Israelis late Tuesday in West Jerusalem.
Mohammad Marwan Oweis, 20, was on his way home after work to the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan when an Israeli approached him and stabbed him in the hand after realizing he was Palestinian, his family told official news agency Wafa.
Oweis tried to defend himself after being stabbed, at which point nine Israelis described as "religious" attacked him with a club, hitting him over the head and body.
A family member who was nearby managed to stop the attack and drove Oweis to hospital where he is in a moderate condition.
An Israeli police spokesman said he was unaware of the incident.
In November, hundreds of Jewish extremists attacked a Palestinian man as he was driving through West Jerusalem.
Majdi Al-Jarbawi, 40, was attacked after stopping at traffic lights in an Ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood, with the assailants shouting "Arab, Arab, he's an Arab" while throwing rocks at him.
In September, three Israeli settlers punched two Palestinian teenage girls in the face while walking through the Jewish Quarter of the Old City.
The internationally recognized Palestinian territories of which the West Bank and East Jerusalem form a part have been occupied by the Israeli military since 1967.