71-year-old seriously hurt in Netanya terror stabbing
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71-year-old seriously hurt in Netanya terror stabbing

Police say attacker is Palestinian from Tulkarem; stabber shot and wounded by officer near the site of the attack

A member of the Israeli security forces cleans off the blood at the scene of a stabbing attack carried out by a Palestinian man in the Israeli city coastal city of Netanya on November 2, 2015 (AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ)
A member of the Israeli security forces cleans off the blood at the scene of a stabbing attack carried out by a Palestinian man in the Israeli city coastal city of Netanya on November 2, 2015 (AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ)

An Israeli man, 71, was very seriously wounded in a stabbing attack in Netanya early Monday evening.

Witnesses said the victim bled profusely from a single stab wound. He was evacuated by Magen David Adom paramedics to the city’s Laniado Hospital.

The attacker was confirmed by police as a 23-year-old Palestinian from the West Bank city of Tulkarem, which lies just ten miles east of Netanya. He was shot by a police officer, reportedly while attempting to flee the scene. He is said to be in critical condition.

MDA paramedic Raz Levi, who was on the scene, said he saw “a man about 71 lying on the sidewalk, fully conscious with a stab wound in his upper body. He told us he was standing in the street, when suddenly he felt himself being struck in the back. We gave him initial lifesaving medical care in the field and evacuated him quickly to Laniado Hospital in serious but stable condition.”

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The attack took place on Tachkemuni Street.

Large numbers of Netanya police cruisers were at the scene.

The terror attack was the second in just hours, following a Rishon Lezion stabbing that wounded three, including an 80-year-old woman.

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