Report: Knife attack in northern town

Police say incident in town of Shlomi apparently not nationally-motivated, but rather over a dispute between neighbors.

Arutz Sheva Staff , | updated: 5:00 AM

Knifeman (illustrative)
Knifeman (illustrative)

An Arab man attacked a civilian with a knife in the northern Israeli town of Shlomi this evening, Wednesday, before being neutralized by the civilian, the 0404 website reported.

According to the report, eyewitnesses said that the Arab man came out of a store with a large knife and began chasing the civilian. The report said he was shouting “Allahu Akbar” (meaning “God is the greatest” in Arabic).

The civilian was able to draw his gun and shoot the attacker in the hand, moderately wounding him.

Police said that initial investigations indicated that the knife attack was criminal rather than nationalistic in nature, and was based on a dispute between neighbors.

However, 0404 apparently subsequently removed the report, leading to questions of its veracity.