Palestinian Suspect Arrested After 67-year-old Stabbed in Jaffa

A preliminary investigation suggests a possible nationalist motive behind the stabbing attack

Ran Shimoni
Ran Shimoni
The scene of the stabbing in Jaffa, today
The scene of the stabbing in Jaffa, todayCredit: Yishai Citron/Magen David Adom documentation
Ran Shimoni
Ran Shimoni

Israel Police arrested a Palestinian Sunday on suspicion of stabbing a 67-year-old man in Jaffa.

The 67-year-old was brought to the hospital in moderate condition.

The Palestinian, 18, resides in the Jenin area and was in Israel without a permit. A preliminary investigation has revealed a possible nationalist motive to the attack.

Police at the scene of the crime, todayCredit: Police spokesperson

According to the early investigation, the assailant approached the victim and his partner who were walking on in Jaffa, stabbed the man and attempted to stab his partner as well, but failed and fled the scene. The victim was rushed to Wolfson Medical Center in Holon, with five stabbing wounds.

This morning, 25-year-old Eliyahu Kay from Modi'in was killed in a shooting attack in Jerusalem's Old City, after being shot several times by a Palestinian gunman. The assailant used an automatic weapon to shoot at civilians from short-range, before he was killed by security forces. Another victim of the shooting was evacuated to Shaare Zedek with wounds to his upper body, while three others were taken to Hadassah Medical Center: a 46-year-old in a stable condition and two police officers, aged 30 and 31, who were lightly injured by shrapnel and later discharged.

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