According to preliminary reports, the Swedish police received an emergency call about a Jewish woman who was stabbed nine times in central Helsingborg, Sweden.

The victim was rushed to the hospital and is in critical condition.

The woman, who is in her early 60s, is reported to be a well-known activist in the Helsingborg Jewish community.

A large number of police patrols are searching for the perpetrator, and they are continuing to maintain security around the area.

There has been a sharp rise worldwide in violent attacks on prominent members of Jewish communities.

Just last month, in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, Rabbi Shmuel Notik and his wife Chaya were tied up and beaten repeatedly by five men.

The 5 men came to rob the Notik’s residence at the Chabad house in Nairobi.  After Rabbi Notik tried to call the police the men assaulted him, threatened his family, and hurled anti-Semitic slurs.

The thieves continued to the bedroom where his wife was sleeping and began to beat her with clubs. The wife escaped any further injury by running to the bathroom with her three children and locking the door behind them until the police arrived.