Israeli police probe teen's stabbing

Story highlights

  • Police are treating the attack as politically motivated
  • The teen suffers wounds in his liver and lungs, his father says
An Israeli teen in central Jerusalem was hurt when a man stabbed him in the back and stomach, police said Sunday.
The 17-year-old teen was sitting on a street corner in the Ramot neighborhood when the man attacked him Saturday, said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.
The man was then seen running toward a nearby Palestinian village, leading police to treat it as a politically-motivated attack, Rosenfeld said.
The teen's father told Israel Radio that his son suffered stab wounds in his liver and lungs, and was hospitalized in stable condition.
Police descended on the scene but have not made an arrest.