Israeli man wounded in Palestinian stabbing attack on highway to Jerusalem

Route 443 (marked in red) linking Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. 

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to An Israeli man was moderately wounded on Sunday evening when he was stabbed by a Palestinian terrorist at a gas station on a main highway near Jerusalem.

The assailant was shot and killed by IDF troops as he tried to flee the scene of the attack. The incident took place at a Dor Alon gas station west of Beit Horon on Route 443, one of the two main highways linking Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. The Palestinian arrived at the gas station and began looking for an Israeli to target. He set his sights on a 26-year-old Israeli man who was fueling his vehicle, and stabbed him in the shoulder while shouting, “Allahu akbar!” ("God is greater!")

Several other Israelis at the gas station tried to confront the terrorist, but he was able to get away from them and run toward the highway. Israeli soldiers rushed to the scene and shot the terrorist dead alongside the highway, some 165 feet from the gas station. The wounded Israeli man was transported to Shaare Tzedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.

Sunday’s incident was the latest in a string of Palestinian terrorist attacks in recent weeks. On Aug. 3, three Israelis were wounded when a firebomb was thrown at an Israeli vehicle near the Arab neighborhood of Beit Hanina in northern Jerusalem. Last Thursday, three Israeli soldiers were wounded when a Palestinian motorist intentionally rammed them with his vehicle at a junction on Route 60 near Shiloh in Samaria.

Posted on August 10, 2015 .