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November 19, 2015 9:04 am

Palestinian Stabbing Attack in Tel Aviv: 2 Israelis Dead, 1 Moderately Wounded During Midday Prayers

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The scene of Thursday afternoon's stabbing attack in Tel Aviv. Photo: IDF.

The scene of Thursday afternoon’s stabbing attack in Tel Aviv. Photo: IDF.

Two Israelis were killed and one moderately wounded in a stabbing attack in Tel Aviv on Thursday afternoon, according to Israeli news outlets.

The attack took place in the Panorama high-rise office building and shopping center in south Tel Aviv. The assault began in the area of a shop that sells Judaica, where a number of people were engaged in minha (mid-day afternoon) prayers. The Palestinian perpetrator then went to a lower floor and continued his spree, until he was partially subdued by a civilian, who hit him with a metal pipe. Police then handcuffed him and ushered him into a shop, where they began an interrogation.

Initially, eyewitnesses said there were two assailants. The police then instructed people employed in the building to stay put, while an extensive search for another suspect was conducted. The final conclusion was that there was no other terrorist on the loose.

Three wounded people were treated on the scene by Magen David Adom paramedics. One died on the scene, the other two were evacuated to the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, more commonly known as Ichilov hospital, where one died and the other is being treated for wounds to his torso.

The terrorist revealed to interrogators that he is from the Palestinian city of Dura, hear Hebron.

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