Pregnant Woman Among 6 Israelis Wounded in Separate Car-Ramming, Stabbing Attacks
A 50-year-old Israeli man is in moderate-to-critical condition, after sustaining stab wounds to his stomach in Samaria on Sunday afternoon, in what is the third Palestinian terrorist attack since the morning, Israeli news sources reported.
The man, a resident of the Jewish settlement of Emanuel, was stabbed by two assailants when he stopped his car to shop for groceries in the Palestinian village of Nabi Ilyas. When the attackers fled, the man managed, in spite of his wounds, to get back in his car and drive to the nearby Alfei Menashe roadblock. When security guards noticed a vehicle swerving from lane to lane, they approached to investigate, at which point the man opened his window and said, “I’ve been stabbed; I’ve been stabbed.”
Magen David Adom and Hatzlah paramedics summoned to the scene administered first aid, before evacuating the victim to the Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba.
This attack, which took place at around 1:30 p.m., came three hours after a security guard at the entrance to the ultra-Orthodox community of Beitar Illit was stabbed by a female Palestinian. The guard, who sustained minor injuries, managed to shoot and neutralize the terrorist, who is in moderate condition.
An hour and a half before that, at around 9:30 a.m., four Israeli pedestrians were wounded in a car-ramming attack at the Tapuah Junction in Samaria, two of them critically, and the others moderately to lightly. A pregnant woman sustained “light” wounds to her stomach. The terrorist was killed by Border Police.
Sunday’s attacks are the latest in a wave of Palestinian terrorism that has been taking place in Israel since September. Initially, the bulk of attacks were carried out in and around Jerusalem. But following stepped-up security measures in the capital, the majority are now taking place in the West Bank (Judea and Samaria), with occasional attacks in other cities, such as Rishon LeZion and Netanya.