An Israeli soldier was stabbed at a Tel Aviv train station today in the latest in a string of terrorist attacks across Israel. The victim, in his 20s, was taken to hospital in critical condition. The attacker, a Palestinian man, Nour al-Din Abu Khashiyeh from Nablus, was apprehended.
The stabbing attack occurred at the entrance of the Hagana train station in southern Tel Aviv. The attacker tried to flee but was chased by a group of civilians and policemen. An Israeli in his 50s was lightly injured during the pursuit, but the attacker was ultimately arrested. Eyewitnesses reported that the young man was stabbed in the abdomen and lost a significant amount of blood.
Magen David Adom emergency services spokesman Zaki Heller told Channel 2, “At 12:12 we received a call that a young man had been stabbed. The paramedics who arrived at the scene found the young man unconscious on the road, not breathing and without a pulse. They administered first aid and resuscitation efforts commenced. The moment his condition made it possible, he was evacuated amid ongoing resuscitation efforts. He was in very serious condition. We don’t know of anyone else who was hurt.”
Hamas did not claim responsibility for the stabbing, but the Hamas television network praised the attack.