Stabbing thwarted in Jerusalem, 4 Israelis injured in Hadera in latest violence

A view of Hadera, Israel. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to Monday began in Jerusalem with a knife-wielding Palestinian terrorist attempting to stab a border policeman in the Old City. The police officer was uninjured, thanks to the protective vest he was wearing, and the terrorist was shot and killed by police.

The initial investigation revealed that the terrorist had emerged from the direction of the northern Muslim cemetery, near the city’s Lions’ Gate, with his hand in his pocket. The Border Police officers securing the area became suspicious and asked him to show his hands. The terrorist then approached one of the officers and stabbed him.

On Sunday evening, four Israelis were injured in a combined car-ramming and stabbing attack in northern Israel. A 20-year-old Israeli Arab from Umm al-Fahm attacked a group of people at a crowded shopping center on Route 65 near Hadera. The terrorist drove toward a bus stop and attempted to run over a group of shoppers. He then stopped the vehicle, exited it, and began stabbing passersby. A 19-year-old female Israeli Air Force soldier was seriously injured and is under a medically induced coma. She was apparently hit by the car before being stabbed.

Posted on October 12, 2015 .