One person was killed in a terrorist stabbing attack in central Israel Wednesday afternoon.
The stabbing occurred near the Segula Junction in Petah Tikva.
A thirty-nine-year-old man was seriously wounded in the incident.
Paramedics from MDA were dispatched to the scene and treated the victim before evacuating him in critical condition to Beilinson Medical Center in Petah Tikva.
After arriving at the hospital, however, the victim was declared dead.
“The wounded man was lying on the sidewalk unconscious, suffering from bleeding wounds on his torso,” said MDA paramedics Ilan Mualem and Hezi Gutman. “We immediately began to provide life-saving medical treatment including bandaging the wounds, stopping the bleeding, and advanced resuscitating techniques. We then quickly took him into the mobile intensive care unit and evacuated him to the hospital in critical condition, while continuing to attempt to resuscitate him.”
The terrorist a Palestinian Authority resident from the Shechem (Nabulus) area working in Israel, has been apprehended by officers at the scene.
Police have transferred the terrorist to the Shin Bet internal security agency for interrogation.
An eyewitness, Urel Torati, told Channel 13 that the terrorist stabbed the victim five to six times with large knife.
“I was driving in my car when suddenly I saw a knife, like a butcher knife. [The terrorist] drove it in maybe five or six times into the victim’s body. I saw lots of blood. We stopped the car quickly and suddenly as we saw the stabber with the knife, people ran back to their cars and tried to hit him.”