A chilling recording of a phone call to the Magen David Adom (MDA) emergency line placed at 7:28 a.m., during the stabbing attack on a Tel Aviv bus Wednesday morning, has surfaced, revealing the panic and tension at the scene of the stabbing where at least 12 were wounded.
In the call, a woman can be heard saying "there was a terror attack on a bus. A man with a knife. A terror attack on a bus in Tel Aviv. At the Ma'ariv bridge."
After the dispatcher asks how many people were wounded, the woman says "I don't know how many. I feel blood all over my body."
The recording, in Hebrew, can be heard here:
The Arab terrorist who committed the attack, wounding at least three people critically and four moderately, has been named.
The terrorist is Hamza Mohammed Hassan Matruk, a 23-year-old resident of the Samaria town of Tulkarem, located under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority (PA). He was in Tel Aviv illegally.
Israeli officials, including Prime Minister Binyamin Netanayhu, blamed the PA's incessant incitement to terrorism as causing the attack.
Matruk, after exiting the bus and stabbing several more victims on the street, fled to an adjacent street where he was shot in the leg and arrested by the Israel Prisons Service's elite Nachshon unit, members of which happened to be driving behind the bus when the attack took place.
A picture of the terrorist can be seen below (those unable to see the embedded Twitter post should click here).
The stabbing on Wednesday is the first in Tel Aviv since 20-year-old IDF soldier Almog Shiloni hy''d was stabbed repeatedly by an Arab terrorist at the Hahagana train station last November, and later died of his wounds.