Tuesday, 2nd November 2015

80-year-old woman among 3 stabbed in Rishon Lezion terror attack

Three people were wounded Monday afternoon in a stabbing attack by a Palestinian in the central city of Rishon Lezion, a southern suburb of Tel Aviv.

Two people — a man in his 40s and a woman in her 80s — were in serious condition, the Magen David Adom rescue service said. The third victim, 26, was lightly hurt.

The attacker, identified by authorities as a 19-year-old Palestinian man from Hebron, stabbed the 40-year-old man from behind on a bus on Tarmab Street, got off the bus and ran to the adjacent Herzl Street, where he stabbed the elderly woman and the young man.

As he ran down Herzl, locals realized what was happening and surrounded the man. He entered a beauty products store and stabbed one of the victims inside, then was locked in when a woman fled from the store and closed the door behind her.



71-year-old seriously hurt in Netanya terror stabbing

An Israeli man, 71, was very seriously wounded in a stabbing attack in Netanya early Monday evening.

Witnesses said the victim bled profusely from a single stab wound. He was evacuated by Magen David Adom paramedics to the city’s Laniado Hospital.

The attacker was confirmed by police as a 23-year-old Palestinian from the West Bank city of Tulkarem, which lies just ten miles east of Netanya. He was shot by a police officer, reportedly while attempting to flee the scene. He is said to be in critical condition.

MDA paramedic Raz Levi, who was on the scene, said he saw “a man about 71 lying on the sidewalk, fully conscious with a stab wound in his upper body. He told us he was standing in the street, when suddenly he felt himself being struck in the back. We gave him initial lifesaving medical care in the field and evacuated him quickly to Laniado Hospital in serious but stable condition.”