Palestinian terrorist attack on Israel’s memorial day injures old woman
A 62-year-old woman was stabbed in a suspected terrorist attack Tuesday, only minutes before a state ceremony honoring Israel’s fallen soldiers and those killed in terror attacks.
The woman, who sustained moderate to severe injuries, was standing at a bus stop near a mall in the central Israeli city of Kfar Saba when a 19-year-old Palestinian youth approached her and began stabbing her. She ran away but the youth, identified as a resident of the West Bank city of Tulkarem, gave chase.
The suspect was shot twice and killed by a civilian passing by in his car.
The woman was evacuated to Meir Hospital in the city.
“When we arrived on the scene, we saw a woman of about 62 fully conscious. She was lying on the pavement. We performed a preliminary examination and noticed a number of bleeding injuries,” an MDA paramedic who arrived on the scene said.
“We gave her life-saving medical care that included stopping the bleeding and urgently evacuated her to the hospital while continuing treatment and reporting to the doctors who were waiting for us.”
Blue and White party head Benny Gantz took to Twitter to wish the woman a speedy recovery and praise the armed civilian who shot the terrorist after the attack.
“We must remember that even as we remember our fallen, the soldiers of the IDF and all security forces stand in the face of terrorism and protect us all,” he tweeted.