At least 7 Israelis wounded in terror attack in Petah Tikva



Israeli police officers guard the scene of Thursday’s shooting and stabbing terror attack in Petah Tikva. Credit: Flash90.

( At least seven Israelis were wounded after a shooting and stabbing terror attack Thursday at an open-air market in the central city of Petah Tikva, a suburb of Tel Aviv.

According to Israeli police, an 18-year-old Palestinian from Nablus opened fire on a bus near the market and then committed a stabbing at a sewing shop before being subdued by civilians and arrested by police. Central District Police spokesman Ami Ben David said the attacker had been arrested with a weapon in hand. 

The Magen David Adom emergency response group said it treated seven wounded individuals and evacuated them to local hospitals. 

“I was in the store when suddenly there's a terrorist with a weapon,” said witness Leon Itkin, the Jerusalem Post said. “He tried to shoot, but he was stopped.” Itkin added that the attacker grabbed a screwdriver and stabbed one of the men in the shop.

Meanwhile, cell phone video of the aftermath of the attack showed a chaotic scene in which police attempted take the terrorist into custody, while angry civilians cursed and tried to beat the assailant.

Posted on February 9, 2017 .