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An MDA rescue team
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Terrorist stabs man in Petah Tikva, says he 'did it for Al-Aqsa'

32-year-old man stabbed and moderately-to-severely wounded by 21-year-old West Bank Palestinian; victim evacuated for treatment; terrorist apprehended by police.

A 32-year-old man was moderately-to-severely wounded Monday morning from a stabbing attack near Petah Tikva's Central Bus Station. He was rushed to Rabin Medical Center with injuries to upper body, with MDA staff tending to wounds on his neck. The attacker, a 21-year-old Palestinian from the town of Ar'ara who was illegally residing in Israel, was caught and taken into police custody.



The terrorist reportedly told police that he "did it for Al-Aqsa." He was previously incarcerated between 2015 – 2016 for a nationalistcally motivated attack.


Apprehending the terrorist    (צילום:hafakarashit)

Apprehending the terrorist


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The police further stated that "the attacker is a resident of the West Bank who stabbed an Israeli next to a shawarma stand, wounding him moderately-to-severely. The attacker was caught and the incident is under investigation."


Photo: MDA
Photo: MDA


The attacker reportedly attempted to escape through a side street, when he was spotted by a driver, who proceeded to ram his car into him.


Tzahi Cohen, who works at the shawarma stand where the attack took place, told Ynet about the moment of the attack: "While I was preparing the dish for (the victim—ed), another driver came in and suddenly I heard him shout 'Attack, attack.'"


Rescue team attends to stabbing victim (Photo: MDA) (Photo: MDA Spokesperson's Unit)
Rescue team attends to stabbing victim (Photo: MDA)


"I saw the terrorist coming out of the store, and then he fell on the sidewalk, got up and continued to run toward the alley where he was later caught," Cohen added. "I quickly went to the injured driver. I saw him wounded and bleeding. He kept saying, 'Call an ambulance, call an ambulance.' I took a piece of paper and a shirt and put them on his neck to stop the bleeding, until MDA personnel arrived and continued to treat him."


The shawarma stand where the attack took place (Photo: Kobi Richter/TPS)
The shawarma stand where the attack took place (Photo: Kobi Richter/TPS)


The incident appears to be the latest in a series of violent and deadly attacks carried out as part of a Muslim backlash against Israel's decision to add metal detectors at the entrance to the Temple Mount area, in which the Al-Aqsa mosque resides.


פרסום ראשון: 07.24.17, 12:46
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