Itongadol.- A female soldier and a civilian were stabbed and lightly wounded in central Tel Aviv Thursday afternoon, in the second such terrorist attack today.
Female Soldier Stabbed in Tel Aviv; Terrorist Eliminated
Initial reports said the terrorist tried to snatch the soldier\’s weapon as well.
Magen David Adom reported that four people were lightly injured by the terrorist, who was shot dead by security forces at the scene.
The attack took place on Begin Road, near Azrieli Towers and the Kirya area. The terrorist was neutralized on Mozes street, nearby.
Witness Chaim Abraham told Arutz Sheva he heard "several fast shots."
"I heard the shots and saw people running in the street," he said.,
It follows by just a few hours an earlier stabbing attack in Jerusalem.
A 25-year-old yeshiva student was seriously injured and another man lightly injured in a terror attack early Thursday afternoon at the Jerusalem light rail station in front of national police headquarters near Ammunition Hill.
Magen David Adom teams on scene at Haim Bar Lev Road treated the seriously injured man and brought him to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in the capital, where he is now in surgery.
The hospital reported the student arrived in critical condition, was subsequently sedated and breathing through a respirator.
An initial police investigation revealed the terrorist, 19-year-old Tzuvhi Ibrahim Mahmad Abu Halifa from Shuafat in eastern Jerusalem, approached the light railstation, stabbed the haredi student in the neck with a knife and tried to escape.
As he fled, Abu Halifa passed light rail guard, who he attacked in an attempt to steal his weapon. The guard fought Abu Halifa off but the terrorist managed to escape.
Special Patrol Unit forces operating in the area spotted the terrorist running toward French Hill Junction. When Abu Halifa noticed the forces, he attempted to turn back and enter a moving vehicle. The forces immediately chased after the terrorist, arresting him with the assistance of police reinforcements on the scene.