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  Tevet 2, 5769 , 29/12/08

Terrorist Stabs Kiryat Sefer Residents

An air conditioner technician stabbed two residents of Modiin Ilit at about 8:45 a.m. (Monday morning) and then fled from the scene. Emergency medical personnel are on the scene. Two residents, who were on their way to synagogue, were stabbed by an Arab with a screwdriver. One resident is listed as in light condition; the other is in light to moderate condition, but conscious.

On Hillel V’Shammai Street in the Brochfeld neighborhood of Modiin Ilite, the Arab terrorist was shot, and unconscious.

According to Moshe Reich, a Kiryat Sefer eye-witness, the Arab, about 25, was shot in his left arm and back by security personnel. The terrorist is unconscious. Paramedics are attempting to revive the Arab, who is handcuffed, in case he gains consciousness. Police suspect have not ruled out the possibility that another terrorist is at large.

Modiin Ilite, unofficially referred to as Kiryat Sefer, is a Hareidi-religious city, located halfway between Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv.
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