American tourist dead, nine wounded in Yaffo terror attack

A 29-year-old tourist from the US was murdered and nine others were wounded in a terror attack at the Yaffo Port area early Tuesday evening; the terrorist, a 22-year-old Arab from Qalqilya, was eliminated by a police force that arrived at the scene. He was illegally residing in Israel at the time of the attack.

Several of the injured victims are in serious condition.

Four of the wounded were taken to the Ichilov hospital at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center – two of them in serious condition and two in moderate condition, while three were taken to the Wolfson Medical Center in Holon – one arrived DOA, another was in serious condition and one in moderate condition. Three were taken to the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer, two of them in moderate condition and one in light condition.

The terrorist struck at two separate locations near the marina, before being tackled and eliminated by police.

According to police, the terrorist first stabbed three people at the marina, before running to a nearby restaurant and stabbing four others.

The attack came as US Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Israel Tuesday evening, for the start of an official visit. Biden was in Yaffo at the time of the stabbing, as he was attending an event at the Peres Center for Peace.

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