Two stabbing attacks took place in the city of Ra’anana on Tuesday morning.
The first stabbing attack took place on Tuesday morning in Ra’anana at a bus stop outside of city hall.
According to police reports, a 22-year-old male terrorist from east Jerusalem approached the bus stop outside of city hall and stabbed a 32-year-old man in his neck and stomach. Civilians in the area subdued the terrorist until police forces arrived on the scene.
MDA paramedics transported the lightly wounded victim to Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba. The terrorist was also transported to the hospital with light-to-moderate wounds he received when civilians subdued him.
Police were investigating whether the terrorist was aided by anyone else and how he got to Ra’anana from east Jerusalem.
Dep.-Ch. Kobi Shabtai , commander of the Sharon subdistrict said Tuesday morning that police forces who arrived at the scene found a 32-year-old local man lightly wounded and a terrorist from east Jerusalem in his 20s.
Shabtai said that the victim himself managed to fight back against the attacker and prevent him from attacking others, and that other civilians joined the victim and subdued the man, after which police arrived in force to the scene.
A second stabbing attack took place an hour and a half later on Jerusalem Street in Ra’anana. A terrorist from east Jerusalem pulled out a knife and began stabbing civilians in front of a cafe. According to reports by MDA, three victims were lightly injured and one was in critical condition after sustaining stab wounds to his upper body.
A passing driver saw what was happening and rammed his car into the terrorist. The driver, with the assistance of another man, subdued the attacker until police forces arrived on the scene.
These incidents are the latest in a spate of stabbing attacks to hit Israel in the past two weeks.