Four Palestinian terror attacks, including a stabbing spree, were carried out in one day. One victim is dead and at least 13 were wounded, several seriously.
In what was the fourth terror attack of the day, a terrorist stabbed Israeli civilians at several locations in the city of Jaffa at around 6:20 Tuesday evening. One victim, an American tourist who was jogging along the beachfront, died, and at least three are in serious condition.
Another victim requires life-saving treatment, initial reports indicate.
Police shot and killed the 21-year-old Palestinian terrorist after a chase along the Jaffa beach.
About an hour earlier, two Israeli policemen were seriously wounded – one is fighting for his life – and a civilian was lightly injured in two separate terror attacks that occurred within minutes of each other.
Shortly after 5 p.m., an Arab terrorist opened fire at two policemen on Salah-a-Din Street in the Old City of Jerusalem, near Damascus Gate. Both victims, ages 31 and 49, were evacuated to Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in serious condition.
According to Hadassah Hospital spokeswoman Hadar Elboim, “the 49-year-old police officer’s life is hanging on a thread, and the medical staff is fighting for the victim’s life,” Tazpit Press Agency reported.
Minutes earlier, in the central city of Petah Tikvah, near Tel Aviv, a middle-aged Jewish Israeli civilian was stabbed in the upper body by a terrorist. An investigation found that the attacker, around 20 years of age, hailed from a Palestinian town in the PA-ruled areas of Judea and Samaria.
The victim, about 40 years old, was about the enter a store on Baron Hirsch Street when he was attacked him from behind. Reports indicate that the store owner and injured man managed to get hold of the knife and stab the terrorist to death.
On Tuesday morning, police shot and killed a Palestinian woman in her 50s who tried stabbing them in Jerusalem’s Old City.