[Tuesday Evening, December 10, 2013] Eyewitnesses state that a young Palestinian man was moderately hurt after being stabbed by an Israeli settler in Jaffa Road, in West Jerusalem, the Milad News Agency has reported.The sources stated that Mohammad Marwan, 20 years of age, was heading back home from work when an Israeli settler stopped him to ask for a cigarette and, when the settler made sure that the young man was an Arab, he stabbed him.

The young Palestinian man, from Ras Al-’Amoud in East Jerusalem, was stabbed in the arm as he tried to fend off the attack, upon noticing the knife.

His family said that, after Mohammad was stabbed, around nine more settlers who were apparently hiding in the area gathered around him, one of them striking the injured Palestinian on the head with a baton.

Mohammad’s cousin, who was buying some groceries at a nearby store, said that he noticed one of the settlers placing a knife on his cousin’s neck, and ran towards him while shouting at the settlers, who fled the scene.

He added that he witnessed an Israeli police car driving nearby, and that the officers did not stop but drove off.

The injured Palestinian was moved to the Hadassah Israeli Hospital, in Jerusalem, suffering an injury to his arm, in addition to bruises to the head and legs.