A Palestinian man stabbed two Israelis in the coastal city of Netanya on Thursday before an armed civilian shot him down, in the second stabbing attack of the day.
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The two wounded, a 40-year-old ultra-Orthodox man in and a 62-year-old woman were rushed to receive medical care in moderate and light conditions.
The assailant was identified as 46-year-old Wa'il Abu Saleh, a resident of Tulkarm, a Palestinian village just east of Netanya in the West Bank. Police forces began searching for a possible accomplice whom they suspect of transporting the assailant to the scene before the attack. A helicopter was also participating in the search.
Magen David Adom paramedics said they arrived on the scene at the corner of Sheshet HaYamim and Shoham streets to find a group of civilians attempting to stop the man's bleeding. Others carried the woman in out of the nearby open-air market with stab wounds in her back.
Earlier Thursday morning, a 13-year-old Israeli girl was stabbed and killed by a Palestinian attacker while she slept in her home in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba. An Israeli security guard was also wounded in the attack.