Two Arab terrorists seriously wounded an American tour guide near Beit Shemesh, west of Yerushalayim, late Shabbos afternoon, and police are frantically searching for a second woman, who may have been kidnapped.
Another terrorist tried to attack a woman at the entrance to the Hadassah Mount Scopus hospital.
The victim, a woman in her mid 40s is in serious condition, separated from her tour group after it was finished and then hiked in a nearby dry river bed, where the Arabs stabbed her in the stomach and back and bound her hands. She managed to reach the parking lot of a nearby moshav, where passersby alerted police and medical teams.
She was rushed to Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital in Yerushalayim, where she is being treated for serious wounds, but.her life is not in danger. Police have not ruled out possible a possible criminal background to the attack.
A paramedic rescued the dog of one the two victims of the Arab attack.
In a separate incident, police arrested an Arab who recently was freed from prison and tried to stab a woman near the entrance to Hadassah Mount Scopus hospital. Authorities said the man pulled out a knife and chased his intended victim, who ran towards security guards at the hospital entrance while police were alerted and arrived at the scene to arrest him.
The terrorist said he was trying to erase suspicions raised by friends who suspected he cooperates with Israel to help fight terror.
Elsewhere, the IDF denied any knowledge of the drowning of a Gaza fisherman whom Hamas authorities said was fired on by the Israeli navy.
Foreign news services routinely report Arab claims of Israeli incursions that the IDF says never happened. The French news service AFP quoted a Gaza hospital spokesman that the navy opened fire on fishing boats, one of which supposedly overturned, resulting in the drowning of an Arab teenager.
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