Two people were stabbed and wounded on Thursday evening in what police said was a terror attack outside a market in the coastal city of Netanya.
The Magen David Adom emergency response service said a man described as being around 40 years old sustained serious injures from multiple stab wounds to the upper body. The other victim, a 62-year-old woman, was lightly injured in the attack.
Both were taken to the city’s Laniado Hospital for treatment.
The assailant, identified by Israel Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld as a Palestinian man from the West Bank city of Tulkarem, was shot dead at the scene by an armed civilian.
Reports named the stabber as 40-year-old Wael Abu Saleh.
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Security forces were scouring the area for a possible accomplice after eyewitnesses told police the assailant was dropped off at the market moments before he began stabbing passersby, Channel 2 reported.
Store owner Michael Tobiana told Ynet that a young boy who witnessed the stabbings began to shout “terrorist,” alerting the attention of a security guard at a nearby supermarket.
Abu Saleh was shot by the guard as he began to flee the scene.
“It’s a good thing we were able to stop him, because otherwise he would have gone in to where the stalls are, where lots of people were shopping.”
Earlier in the day, a 13-year-old Israeli girl, Hallel Yaffa Ariel, was stabbed to death by a Palestinian teenager in her home in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba.