Tel Aviv terror attack prompts Israeli government to suspend entry permits


( The Israeli Defense Ministry suspended the issuing of single-day permits for Palestinians to enter Israel Sunday, following a terror attack initiated by an 18-year-old Palestinian who stabbed four people on Tel Aviv’s beachfront promenade. 

The Huwwara checkpoint near Nablus in the West Bank. Credit: Justin McIntosh via Wikimedia Commons.

The injured pedestrians—a man in his 70s, and two men and a woman in their 50s—were hospitalized with moderate injuries after the terrorist went on a stabbing spree near Herod’s and Leonardo Beach hotels on Hayarkon Street. 

The terrorist, whose name is not being released by Israeli authorities, used work tools to attack pedestrians and was apprehended by police. He had entered Israel on a single-day permit facilitated by a group known as “Natural Peace Tours,” whose stated mission is to develop positive relations between Israelis and Palestinians. The terrorist has yet to be officially charged and remains in the custody of Israel’s Shin Bet security agency.

Israel’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories stated the issuing of one-day entry permits would be suspended until a full investigation into Sunday’s terror attack has been conducted.

Posted on April 25, 2017 .