זירת אירוע הדקריה בפתח תקווה
The scene of the attack
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The scene of the attack

Man killed in suspected terror attack in central Israel

EMTs say 35-year-old ultra-Orthodox man found with stab wounds to his upper body in Petah Tikva; Palestinian working in Israel with permit arrested following manhunt and transferred to Shin Bet

Raanan Ben Tzur |
Published: 08.26.20 , 14:05
An Israeli man was killed on Wednesday in central Israel after being stabbed in a suspected terror attack.
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  • A Palestinian suspect, 46, who holds an Israeli work permit and has passed all the necessary security background checks, was apprehended by the police following a manhunt. The police said they have handed the suspect over to the Shin Bet domestic security services.
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    Magen David Adom teams said when they arrived at the scene, they saw a 35-year-old man with stab wounds to his upper body lying near Segula Junction in the city of Petah Tikva. The teams provided him with medical treatment and evacuated him to Rabin Medical Center in the city. Unfortunately, he was pronounced dead shortly after.
    "The wounded man was lying on the sidewalk unconscious and suffering from injuries to his upper body," said MDA paramedic Ilan Mualem.
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    "We immediately began life-saving medical treatment that included bandaging, stopping the bleeding and performing advanced resuscitation. We quickly put him in an intensive care unit vehicle and evacuated him in a critical condition to a hospital."
    According to a preliminary investigation, the suspect stabbed the victims due to his ultra-Orthodox attire.
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    A citizen who was walking nearby saw the incident, shouted "terrorist" and started chasing after the Palestinian. He grabbed the suspect and waited for police to arrive.
    The suspect is a resident of Nablus in the West Bank, he is married and a father of six. He does not appear to belong to any Palestinian terror groups.
    The police said the suspect "has been transferred for questioning and the circumstances are being investigated."
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