Two 13-year-old Israeli Arab Girls Behind Stabbing Attack in Central City of Ramle

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Two knives found at the scene of a stabbing attack at Ramle's central bus station on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016.
Two knives found at the scene of a stabbing attack at Ramle's central bus station on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016.
Updates

Court extends remand of suspected assailants

The Rishon Letzion Magistrate's Court extended by five days the remand of the two Israeli Arab girls suspected of stabbing a security guard at Ramle's central bus station on Thursday morning.

The investigation of the two is ongoing, and they appear to have been politically motivated to carry out the attack, police said.

Ramle mayor: Attack not characteristic of city's Arab community

Ramle Mayor Yoel Lavie said after the stabbing attack that police were still investigating the assailants' motivation.

"This is not characteristic of the Arab community in Ramle," said Lavie. "Ramle is a multi-culture city in which Jews and Arabs live in coexistence."

Lavie added that educational facilities in the city had been instructed to hold discussions on the incident with students.

Both suspected assailants are 13-year-old Israeli Arab females

Both suspected assailants in the stabbing attack in Ramle are 13-year-old Israeli Arab females. 

One was traveling with a school bag and the two allegedly pulled out knives when requested to pass through a security check at the entrance to Ramle's central bus station. 

The security guard at the entrance to the station was lightly wounded with stab wounds in his leg and arm.

Two knives found at the scene of a stabbing attack at Ramle's central bus station on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016.

Wounded Israeli is security guard, both attackers arrested

The lightly wounded Israeli in a stabbing attack in Ramle was a security guard at the entrance to the central bus station.

The two female Arab attackers are minors and were arrested.

Scene of a stabbing attack at Ramle's central bus station on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016.Credit: Medabrim Tikshoret

Paramedic: 25-year-old wounded by female Arab attackers

A Magen David Adom paramedic said a 25-year-old Israeli was wounded at the scene of a stabbing attack at Ramle's central bus station and that security guards on the scene were able to gain control over two female Arab attackers.

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