Arab Stabs Jew, Flees in Southern Israel

Ynetnews reports:

A young Arab man on Saturday afternoon stabbed and moderately wounded a 65-year-old woman at the street market in Rahat, a Bedouin-majority city in southern Israel. The attacker quickly fled. Police announced that the stabbing was likely a terror attack and that the victim was a resident of a kibbutz in southern Israel.

Police said the terrorist lived in the West Bank and was working illegally in Israel. Witnesses gave police a description to assist in their search for the suspect. Initial reports during the minutes following the attack suggested that the suspect was a woman, but police soon announced that it was in fact searching for a male suspect.

The victim was taken by paramedics for emergency medical treatment at Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva. She told paramedics that she had been shopping in the market when she was attacked. The hospital indicated that she had been stabbed in the neck area.


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