Monday, November 02, 2015

02-Nov-15: Terrorist rides bus from Hevron to carry out stabbing attack in Rishon Lezion

Rishon Lezion - immediately after the attack [Image Source: Video]
There has been another Arab-on-Israeli knifing attack.

This one, around 3:50 this afternoon (Monday) was executed by a Palestinian Arab terrorist in his teens who traveled from Hevron to the Tel-Aviv suburbs - specifically to the main bus station in Rishon Lezion, and Herzl Street, its main commercial precinct according to Globes, to make his contribution to defending the Al Aqsa mosque-compound-myth.

Presumably expressing what a New York Times article today calls "the extent of Palestinian frustration", the attacker, according to Ynet's report
stabbed a 35-year-old man on a street corner, seriously wounding him . He continued to a commercial area on an adjacent street, where he stabbed another person, who was lightly wounded. He then attacked an 80-year-old woman outside of a cosmetics store, inflicting severe wounds.  A store employee shut the door. Passersby got hold of the terrorist, a 19-year-old resident of Hebron, and brought him into the store, where he was held down until police arrived and arrested him.
The Ynet article points out that the past week has been marked by unrelenting violence centered in what it terms the Hamas-aligned city of Hebron, which is Hebron some 100 kilometers from Rishon LeZion by car.

Though there is still some uncertainty about the identities, it appears that this afternoon's victims are an 80-year-old woman, stabbed multiple times in the upper body, and suffering moderate-to-serious injuries; a man said to be in his forties, left in serious condition from his stabbing injuries, and a man in his twenties, with knife wounds to the legs. Israel National News says all received emergency treatment at the scene from Magen David Adom (MDA) medics and then rushed to nearby Assaf HaRofeh hospital in Gedera. Medics also treated several bystanders for shock.

The attacker was arrested by police and is being interrogated.

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