Sunday Evening [February 9, 2014] Israeli sources have reported that a hareidi (conservative orthodox) Jewish man was stabbed near the Damascus Gate, in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem.Israeli Arutz Sheva (Channel 7 Israeli National News Agency) has reported that the police believes the 24-year-old man was stabbed for nationalistic motives.

An Israeli medic said that the young man was stabbed in his upper torso, and did not lose consciousness.

The medic, Dvir Adani of the “United Hatzalah” told Arutz Sheva that, according to eyewitness accounts, “a man, who appears to be an Arab, stabbed the Jewish man, and fled the scene.”

The Israeli man suffered mild injuries and was moved to a hospital in the city.

The police initiated a search campaign in the area, and questioned several persons, but made no arrests, Israeli sources said.