An Israeli embassy worker in Beijing was attacked on Friday, the Foreign Ministry said, with video appearing to show the assailant repeatedly stabbing the man.
“An Israeli employee of the Israeli embassy in Beijing was attacked today,” a Foreign Ministry statement said, adding that the attack did not take place at the embassy compound.
“The employee is being treated at a hospital and is in stable condition,” the statement said.
“The motive for the assault is being looked into.”
US Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns said he was “shocked” by the attack, offering his “full support” to the Israeli embassy and community in China.
“We are shocked by today’s attack on an Israeli diplomat in Beijing,” Burns said in a post on the social media platform X, formerly Twitter, adding he had spoken with Israel’s ambassador to China Irit Ben-Abba.