Stabbing attack in Ramle; one injured

Two 13-year-old Israeli Arab girls arrested after stabbing Jewish man in central Israeli city of Ramle.

Ari Soffer, | updated: 11:54

Scene of stabbing attack in Ramle
Scene of stabbing attack in Ramle
Magen David Adom

A 25-year-old man has been wounded in a stabbing attack in the city of Ramle, central Israel.

Two female Arab terrorists armed with knives were arrested at the scene of the attack, which took place at the entrance to the city's mall near the central bus station. 

The terrorists have been identified as 13-year-old Israeli-Arab girls. Their victim is reportedly a security guard at the mall.

Magen David Adom (MDA) teams were called to the scene to treat the Israeli man. He was evacuated to Assaf Harofeh Hospital in Tzifrin suffering light injuries to the limbs. 

After an initial investigation into whether the incident was criminal or nationalistic in motive, police have confirmed that it was indeed a terror attack.

Senior MDA paramedic Shlomo Alekselsi, who was in the mall at the time of the attack, described "suddenly" hearing people shouting "terrorists, terrorists."

"I ran immediately to the site," he said, and upon arrival he found "a young man around 25 years old, fully conscious and agitated, who had suffered several stab wounds to his limbs.

"I performed first aid and within a few minutes our (MDA) ambulance arrived at the scene and evacuated him to hospital."

Alekselsi said he witnessed security guards detaining "the two stabbers, and passed them on to security forces" who arrived at the scene shortly after.




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