Two Jewish men were left with injuries after several Arab men assaulted them outside the Damascus Gate of Jerusalem’s Old City.
The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon, when several young Arabs attacked Jews who were on their way back from prayer services at the Western Wall. Two Arabs assaulted the Jews, and then fled from the scene. One suspect has since been arrested.
"I came back from the Western Wall with three friends," Nachman, 21, who was injured in the incident, said.
"After we passed the Damascus Gate, two Arabs suddenly came out of a car, and one of them punched me in the face," he said.
Nachman's eyeglasses broke from the blow, and blood came gushing out from his nose.
"I was shocked and I could not defend myself," he said.
“I saw two military police officers, who were standing nearby, and I went to them for help. Meanwhile, the Arabs attacked my friends, who defended themselves. Police arrived and arrested one of the Arabs," Nachman said.
Nachman was transported by ambulance to Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital, where he was treated for a nose injury.
He needed three stitches to the nose and was released later in the day.
"Such beatings will not deter us," Nachman said. "Certainly, I will continue to go through the Damascus Gate. Why not?" He said.