IDF officer stabbed in terror attack at Be'er Sheva central bus station

The attacker, a Bedouin from Rahat, was shot and killed by a soldier at the scene; stabbed soldier slightly injured and a second soldier was slightly injured in the exchange of gunfire



People run away from the scene of the attack at the central station in Be'er Sheva


An IDF officer was stabbed in the central bus station in Be'er Sheva in a suspected terror attack. The attacker, a Bedouin from Rahat, was shot and killed by a soldier at the scene.
An eyewitness said that "a terrorist came with a knife and stabbed a soldier. Other soldiers came and shot him."
Video from the scene shows the great panic at the central station, after the stabbing and shooting. A second soldier was slightly injured in the gunfire exchange.

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זירת הפיגוע בתחנה המרכזית בבאר שבע
זירת הפיגוע בתחנה המרכזית בבאר שבע
The knife used in the attack
(Photo: Police Spokesperson)

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זירת הפיגוע בתחנה המרכזית בבאר שבע
זירת הפיגוע בתחנה המרכזית בבאר שבע
Site of stabbing attack in in Be'er Sheva
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A soldier who witnessed the incident said that "the terrorist got off a bus near a shuttle of soldiers, wearing civilian clothes, then stabbed the young man."
Border Guard soldier Shilo confronted the terrorist. "I disarmed the terrorist's knife," said Shlio. "They told me to move and they shot him with two bullets."
Ahmed, who was an eyewitness to the attack, said: "I saw that the young man wanted to get on the bus, and then the terrorist ran after him and started stabbing him. I ran into the central station, and then I saw that they started shooting at him."
Agam, also an eyewitness to the incident, said: "The terrorist was inside the bus station. Suddenly shots rang out, and everyone started running." Another eyewitness said: "I heard shots and ran into the freezer of a bakery. We were in the freezer for 15 minutes. They didn't know what happened."
The scene of the attack at the central station in Be'er Sheva
The report of the incident was received at the Magen David Adom call center in the Negev region at 8:40 a.m. MDA medics and paramedics began providing medical treatment to the 20-year-old soldier at the scene and then evacuated him to Soroka Hospital.
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