Cllr Maire Hendron said: “I completely condemn this attack; it is just not acceptable behaviour.
“This type of attack has no place in the 21st century. An attack such as this one is just a relic of the past, which is where it should have been left.
“Attacking a man in his own home with iron bars achieves nothing. The fact that the attack was carried out by four men wearing balaclavas shows that they are just a bunch of cowards.
“It is also concerning that there have been a number of attacks in people’s homes in Belfast over the past week.
“I would urge anybody with any information about this attack to contact the police and I hope that the man makes a swift recovery.”