Report: Civilian foils terror attack in Jerusalem's Old City

Arab terrorist attempts to attack Jewish man in Old City's Jewish quarter, is arrested.

Arutz Sheva Staff , | updated: 14:05

Scene of the attack
Scene of the attack

An Arab attempted to stab a Jewish man in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City.

The victim, a 33-year-old resident of Petah TIkva, told TPS that he was on his way to the mikvah (ritual bath) when he passed a restaurant near the Hurva Synagogue.

"I heard a cry of 'Allahu akhbar!' about a meter away. I turned my head and saw an Arab coming towards me, wearing a Jerusalem municipality jacket and holding what looked like a knife. It was obvious that he was coming to stab me."

"I immediately grabbed a restaurant chair and slammed it into his head. He fell. Two police officers ran out of the nearby restaurant and arrested the suspect as a terrorist, and took him for interrogation and to further clarify the incident.

"It was a huge miracle that I noticed in time and managed to save myself and those around me."