Terrorist Stabbing Attack in Petah Tikva

An Arab terrorist has injured at least one person in a knife attack on passersby outside Petah Tikvah’s central mall close to Beilinson Hospital, in the third stabbing attack in a single day Wednesday.

The attacker reportedly drew his knife and ran towards a crowd of civilians, and succeeded in stabbing at least one of them before security guards opened fire in his direction, and succeeded in overpowering him.

Magen David Adom (MDA) paramedics said they provided first aid to a man with stab wounds to his upper body, and evacuated him to the nearby hospital.

More details to follow.

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According to Channel One, security forces have identified the terrorist as a 30-year-old Arab man from the Hevron region in Judea. He has been taken in for interrogation.

United Hatzalah paramedics said they provided first aid to a 25-year-old man with stab wounds to his upper body, and evacuated him to the nearby hospital.

“When I got to the scene I came across a young haredi man who had been stabbed in his upper body close to the bus stop next to the mall; he was in light condition,” United Hatzalah paramedic Shmulik Berkovich said.