One person was killed and six wounded after two terrorists carried out an attack at the central bus station in Beersheba on Sunday night.
Israel Police said that the two suspects entered the bus station, where one of them fired shots while the other stabbed.
The wounded were brought to Soroka University Medical Center where one person who was initially critically hurt died of his wounds. One person was in critical condition, four were moderately wounded and one was lightly wounded.
The terrorist is also being treated at the hospital and is in critical condition.
One of the terrorists was killed while the second terrorist was shot and apprehended.
Police are searching the area and investigating the circumstances behind the incident.
In response to the attack, Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan (Bayit Yehudi), who grew up in Beersheba, called on the international community to stop the Palestinian Authority’s incitement to terrorism.
“The international community must urgently act to curb the incitement and the encouragment of terrorism by the leaders of the Palestinian Authority, and not to plummet into initiatives such as internationalizing Temple Mount, which only encourage terrorism,” said Ben-Dahan, referring to recent suggestions to place the site under international supervision.
Speaking of the scene of the attack, he added that “unfortunately, the terrorists don’t stop. This is a stepping up from knife attacks to shooting.”
“I call again on the government to expel the families of terrorists. This is the only step that will deter them from carrying out the next terrorist attack,” he said.