Jewish man stabbed, another beaten in East Jerusalem

The men were attacked as they walked among a group of Jews to pray in East Jerusalem

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A Jewish man was reportedly stabbed in the back and another was beaten with a metal bar as they walked among a group of Jews to pray in the Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem, Al Arabiya’s correspondent reported on Friday.

"A group of Jewish worshippers were attacked as they Beit Horot," a police statement said according to Agence France-Presse.

Beit Horot is a Jewish seminary set up on the Mount of Olives by ultranationalist rabbi Benny Elon in 1999.

On Tuesday, two Palestinians attacked a synagogue in West Jerusalem, killing four worshippers and fatally wounding a policeman who arrived at the scene.

Tensions heightened over the past days between Israelis and Palestinians in the area, mostly over Palestinian claims that Israel wants to change the status quo at a contested Jerusalem holy site by allowing Jewish prayer there.

(with AFP)

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