A man was seriously hurt in a suspected stabbing attack near the ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak on Tuesday morning.
The incident is thought to be a terror attack, as police said officers launched a manhunt for the stabber, who fled after attacking the man on a pedestrian bridge between Bnei Brak and Givat Shmuel.
Emergency services said that medics were called to the scene shortly after 5am on Tuesday morning, where they found the victim, a 47-year-old man, fully conscious and in moderate condition.
The man’s condition while in hospital in Ramat Gan has later been described as serious but stable, with wounds to the head.
“We provided him with life-saving medical care and urgently evacuated him to the hospital”, Magen David Adom medic Shimi Silbershlag said.
The victim’s wife told the Kan public broadcaster that “my husband went to pray in Givat Schmuel. He said that when he got onto the bridge, a man with an Arab appearance came in front of him, took something out of a bag, and inflicted strong blows to his head”, causing “three fractures”.
The attack follows a series of deadly incidents between March and May this year, which left 19 people dead, including an attack in Bnei Brak which killed five people.