Stabbing in central Israel: Attacker said to be Arab

A man was stabbed in a city in central Israel. Witnesses say the attacker was an Arab.

By World Israel News Staff

A 46-year-old Israel man was injured in a stabbing attack while walking down the street in a central Israeli city on Wednesday morning.  The police are still searching for the suspect, who fled the scene. A witness said that “the stabber had an Arabic accent,” Ynet reports.

First responder Guy Gutlenski of Magen David Adom said: “When we got there, we saw a man, fully conscious, lying in the street with stab wounds in his upper body. We provided him with life-saving medical treatment in the field, including stopping the bleeding and bandaging the wounds, then we evacuated him to the hospital. His condition is moderate and stable.”

“I was nearby the location of the stabbing when it occurred,” said United Hatzalah first responder Irit Levinsky, Arutz7 reports. “I immediately rushed over and began treating the injured man. I bandaged his wound and applied pressure to stop the bleeding.”

The victim was transported to Beilinson Hospital in Petach Tikva.

A witness, Dalia, told Ynet, “It’s not pleasant to see a man suddenly stabbed. This is my running path. I’m really in shock. I don’t know if I’ll run here again.”

The video below shows the scene of the attack.