More than a dozen civilians were attacked this morning in Tel Aviv, Israel on a local bus by a knife-wielding Palestinian. 13 have been reported as suffering from stab-related injuries, and four are presently hospitalized in serious condition. The assailant was stopped by Israeli police forces following a short pursuit.
Latest update courtesy of Ynet News:
A Palestinian terrorist armed with a knife stabbed 13 people during rush hour on Wednesday morning in a terror attack on a bus in central Tel Aviv. Four of the victims were badly hurt in the attack.
At roughly 7:15 am, the terrorist, a 22-year-old from the West Bank town of Tul Karem, boarded Dan bus number 40 on Begin Road in Tel Aviv, close to Beit Maariv Bridge, and stabbed the driver and more than a dozen passengers before fleeing the scene. He was quickly tracked down by Israel Prison Service officers present in the area, shot and apprehended.
Of the wounded, four are in serious condition, three sustained moderate wounds and the rest were lightly hurt. People were also being treated for shock after the attack.
Hamas has welcomed the attack as an “heroic and courageous act.”
Yeah because nothing says “heroic and courageous” like attempting to murder defenseless children on their way to school:
Liel Suissa, an 8th grader from Bat Yam, was on his way to his new high school Wendesday morning, when a Palestinian terrorist armed with a knife began to attack people on the number 40 bus in central Tel Aviv.
“The terrorist suddenly began stabbing,” the 13-year-old recalled. “We all ran back. Most people came flying towards me.
“I was sitting on the bus and I heard people shouting. The terrorist had suddenly gone to the driver and stabbed him. He was shouting things, but I couldn’t hear clearly. I saw him stab the driver, and I ran to the back with the others to get away from him. He approached us, I broke the window and got out.”
What else really needs to be said at this point? And yes, this is the very same group that several European countries recently decided to stop classifying as a ‘terrorist organization’..