Attacks engulf Israel
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.