At­tacks en­gulf Is­rael

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strikes on Ha­mas weapon-man­u­fac­tur­ing tar­gets in Gaza.

Four peo­ple were stabbed on Sun­day evening by an Is­raeli Arab near Hadera. The at­tacker, aged 20, tried to run his car into peo­ple wait­ing at a bus stop be­fore leav­ing the ve­hi­cle and stab­bing them. A 19-year-old IDF soldier re­ceived life-sav­ing treat­ment from Ma­gen David Adom paramedics af­ter the at­tack.

The vi­o­lence in­ten­si­fied again on Mon­day. In an in­ci­dent near the A West Bank stu­dent mis­fires a Molo­tov cock­tail Lion’s Gate en­trance to the Old City, a man pulled out a knife, tried to stab an of­fi­cer, and was shot and killed. In a sec­ond at­tack, a woman was shot and killed close to the po­lice head­quar­ters in the city af­ter she stabbed two Is­raelis.

A 13-year-old boy was se­ri­ously in­jured when he was knifed while rid­ing his bike in the Pis­gat Ze’ev neigh­bour­hoodof Jerusalem.A20-year-old­was also stabbed. One of their at­tack­ers was thought­tobe12year­sold.He­an­dan­other were shot dead by se­cu­rity forces.

Tues­day was the blood­i­est day of all, with four terror at­tacks in two hours.

Two Pales­tinian men boarded a bus in Jerusalem and be­gan shoot­ing and stab­bing pas­sen­gers, killing 78-year-old Ha­viv Haim and an un­named 45-yearold man, and in­jur­ing dozens. The sec­ond in­ci­dent saw an as­sailant ram his car into a bus stop be­fore slash­ing at by­standers with a meat cleaver.

CCTV footage showed vic­tims be­ing thrown into the air by the speed­ing car. Rabbi Ye­shayahu Kr­i­shevsky, 59, was killed. The at­tacker was shot by a se­cu­rity guard. There were two stab­bings in Ra’anana at the same time, in­jur­ing five peo­ple. Wed­nes­day evening saw two fur­ther in­ci­dents — a foiled knif­ing in the Old City and a stab­bing at Jerusalem’s cen­tral bus sta­tion. Ter­ror­ist at­tack­ers were killed in both cases. In a bun­gled re­venge at­tack, an Is­raeli Jew from Kiryat Ata stabbe­dand­woundedan­other Jew, think­ing he was an Arab.

PHOTO: REUTERS

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