Despite being repeatedly stabbed, wounded Jewish victim wrestles knife out of Palestinian terrorist’s hand, stabs him to death in defence.
By Ari Soffer
A Jewish man was stabbed by an Arab terrorist in Petah Tikvah on Tuesday afternoon, but succeeded in fighting back and killing his attacker.
The incident occurred along the central Israeli city’s Habaron Hirsch Street; the stab victim was evacuated to Beilinson Hospital in moderate condition.
According to eye witnesses, the Arab terrorist attacked the Jewish man, stabbing him repeatedly. But his victim fought back, wrestled the knife from the attacker’s hand, and stabbed him to death with his own weapon.
A senior paramedic with the Magen David Adom (MDA) ambulance service described seeing “a haredi man, aged around 40, fully conscious and suffering from multiple stab wounds to his upper body.”
Azriel Gross said he provided the victim with emergency first aid treatment, before he was evacuated to hospital.
He said the attacker, an Arab man in his 20s, had been “neutralized” at the site.
It was the first of two terror attacks in Israel in quick succession late Tuesday afternoon.
Less than an hour after the stabbing, two police officers were seriously wounded in a shooting attack in Jerusalem.
The terrorist in that incident attempted to escape on a motorbike, but was shot dead in an exchange of gunfire with police.
Earlier Tuesday, police in the Jerusalem thwarted two stabbing attacks.
In Jerusalem’s Old City, officers shot and injured an Arab woman who attempted to stab them, while in Qalandiya a second Arab woman admitted to planning a stabbing attack after police discovered her hiding a knife.
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