Suspected terror attack in Petah Tikva


A Jewish man was stabbed by an Arab attacker in Petah Tikvah on Tuesday afternoon, in what appears to have been a terror attack.

Initial reports cited an "altercation" between an Arab and a Jew along the central Israeli city's HaBaron Hirsch Street, but police say they now believe the stabbing was nationalistically-motivated, i.e. a terrorist attack.

The stab victim has been hospitalized in moderate condition.

A senior paramedic with the Magen David Adom (MDA) ambulance service described seeing "a haredi man, aged around 40, fully conscious and suffering from multiple stab wounds to his upper body."

Ezriel Gross said he provided the victim with emergency first aid treatment, before he was evacuated to hospital.

He said the attacker, an Arab man in his 20s, had been "neutralized" at the site.

According to eye witnesses, the Arab terrorist attacked the Jewish man, who then fought back, wrestled the knife from the attacker's hand, and stabbed him to death.

More details to follow.


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