Second Israeli dead in Tel Aviv stabbing

Published November 19th, 2015 - 02:13 GMT

Two Israelis were killed and two injured Thursday in a stabbing attack in southern Tel Aviv, according to Israeli police and medics.

Israeli police spokesperson Luba al-Samri said in a statement that a stabbing attack took place inside of the Panorama building on Ben Tsavi street in the city, and left a 20-year-old Israeli dead on scene.

An Israeli who was critically injured died shortly after in Tel Aviv’s Ichelov hospital, al-Samri said.

Two others were moderately wounded in the attack, according to Israeli emergency services Magen David Adom.

Two different suspects are believed to have stabbed the Israelis, one of whom was a 24-year-old Palestinian from Dura who was captured by Israeli civilians, the police spokesperson said.

The police detained the suspect, who was moderately injured when the forces arrived to the scene, al-Samri added.

Another suspect reportedly fled the scene, according to witnesses, al-Samri said, adding that the incident was under investigation.

Israeli media reported that the Palestinian suspect received a permit to enter Israel a month ago.

A series of attacks have been carried out by Palestinian individuals on Israeli military and civilians since the beginning of last month, leaving at least 15 Israelis dead.

At least 86 Palestinians have been killed during the same time period, many of whom were shot dead under circumstances in which rights groups said Israeli forces used unnecessary force.

Over 7,000 Palestinians have been injured in the same time period.


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