Four Arabs Stabbed in Dimona

Three illegal workers and one municipal worker stabbed in suspected revenge attack.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Stabbing site in Dimona
Stabbing site in Dimona
Police Spokesperson

Three Arab construction workers were stabbed on Friday morning on Ben-Gurion Street in the southern city of Dimona, near the Lehman School, just minutes after an Arab municipal worker was stabbed close by, in an apparent terrorist attack by a local Jewish resident.

All three construction workers, who were Palestinian Authority residents working in sovereign Israeli territory illegally, were lightly wounded and treated on the spot by Magen David Adom (MDA) medical crews.

Just before the attack, an Israel-Arab Bedouin worker at the Dimona municipality was stabbed at Merhavim Street in the city, and moderately wounded.

The four wounded were evacuated by MDA medics to Soroka Hospital in Be'er Sheva for continued treatment. At the hospital, the status of two of the wounded was updated to moderate to serious, while the other two remained defined as lightly wounded.

The stabber, a 30-year-old Jewish resident of the city, tried to flee the scene but was apprehended by police following a chase.

Police are estimating that the stabbings likely had a nationalistic element to them and were intended as revenge for the recent spate of Arab terrorist attacks.

Reportedly the suspect admitted in investigation that he stabbed his victims because they were Arab, and said that he thinks all Arabs are terrorists.