Stabbing attack in Rosh Ha’ayin, east of Tel Aviv

A female Arab terrorist on Sunday tried to stab civilians and succeeded in wounding one victim in the coastal city of Rosh Ha'ayin, located east of Tel Aviv, before being neutralized. The stabbing has yet to be officially classified as a terror attack.

The incident took place on Hamalakha Street in the city, where a female Arab suspect with two knives was arrested. 

She had tried to stab passersby and lightly wounded one woman aged around 30. The victim was fully conscious and received treatment from Magen David Adom (MDA) medical teams.

According to the police, a security guard in the city's industrial region spotted the stabber and overpowered her, knocking the knife from her hand without opening fire. She had another knife in her bag.

Police noted that the stabber is being investigated to understand her motives.

The industrial zone is located between Rosh Ha'ayin and Kfar Qassem, an adjacent Israeli Arab city.

Senior MDA medic Eli Fakhter who treated the wounded victim said, "when I arrived on the scene security forces led the wounded to the ambulance while she was fully conscious and suffering from a stab wound to the limbs."

"Immediately I gave her initial medical treatment including bandaging and stopping the bleeding, and I evacuated her quickly to Beilinson Hospital while her status was defined as lightly wounded and stable."

Magen David Adom


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