Two Stabbing Attacks in Ra'anana Leaves Six Wounded

Two separate terror attacks end after citizens subdue suspected terrorists.

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Stabbing in Ra'anana leaves one wounded after citizens subdue attacker. October 13, 2015.
Stabbing in Ra'anana leaves one wounded after citizens subdue attacker. October 13, 2015. Credit: Allison Kaplan Sommer

Tensions continued to boil up Tuesday with two terror attacks in central Israel leaving six Israelis wounded.

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In the first attack, a man sustained moderate wounds after being stabbed in the chest. The alleged attacker was identified by police as 22-year-old Palestinian from East Jerusalem. According to the police, he stabbed the man before being subdued by citizens who held him down until the police arrived. The incident took place at 8:50 A.M. at Ra'anana's main artery.

One Israeli was seriously wounded and three others are lightly hurt in a second stabbing attack in the central Israeli city of Ra'anana. According to initial details, the assailant, a resident of East Jerusalem, took out a knife and began stabbing people in front of Loewenstein Hospital in the city.

The assailant was chased by civilians as he tried to flee. A driver who noticed the incident hit him with his car before subduing him with the help of another motorist. He was then apprehended by police and given medical care.

Regarding the first attack, a spokesperson for the city of Ra’anana said the suspected attacker stabbed one person at a bus station not far from town hall before citizens jumped on him and pushed the knife out of his hand. The alleged attacker sustained serious injuries and it was possible he was shot during attempts to disarm him.

Suspected Ra'anana attacker being taken to the hospital. October 13, 2015.Credit: Allison Kaplan Sommer

According to witnesses, the police surrounded the wounded terrorist, protecting him from crowd until they could get him into ambulance. As they took him out in a stretcher, the angry crowd tried to get to him, but was restrained back the police. As the ambulance pulled away, one woman yelled "Take him straight to the cemetery, forget the hospital!"

A 32-year-old Israel was lightly wounded in the attack, sustaining a knife wound to the chest and was taken to a local hospital.

Read the latest analyses and opinions on the escalating violence throughout Israel and the West Bank: After years of calm, fear is dividing Jerusalem (Nir Hasson) | Israel's 'Mr. Security' tells nation 'it could be worse’ as terror attacks multiply (Yossi Verter) | War-weathered Israelis feeling helpless in wake of 'unpredictable' attacks (Judy Maltz)

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