Suicide Terrorist Wounds 15 in Tel Aviv

A suicide terrorist detonated his charge in southern Tel Aviv at approximately 3:45PM, injuring 15 people. No one was killed in the attack, but one person is in moderate-to-serious condition.

Baruch Gordon , | updated: 4:03 PM

The terrorist targeted the Shwarma Rosh Ha'ir fast food restaurant on the busy pedestrian mall located at the intersection of Neve Shaanan and Solomon Streets, near the old Central Bus Station. The location for the attack was carefully chosen, as it is especially crowded on Thursday afternoons. Many foreign workers, Russians, and Arabs frequent the area.

The restaurant owner, Aryeh Sharon, said that the terrorist took two or three steps inside and blew himself up. He said that the bomber was dressed as a street peddler selling razor blades, and other small items which he was carrying.
Site of attack, one hour later

Magen David Adom emergency medical service administered first aid on the site and then evacuated the injured to the following hospitals: Ichilov in Tel Aviv, Wolfson in Holon, and Sheba. According to initial reports, one person is in moderate-to-serious condition, with what were described as "penetrative" wounds, and two were injured moderately.

Initial reports from the site of the attack indicate that the charge the terrorist was carrying was a relatively small one. Though the restaurant was destroyed, the windows and display counters of the neighboring stores remain intact.

Witnesses reported that a Savannah vehicle transported the terrorist. Police, with the assistance of a helicopter, are searching for the car.

The area of the pedestrian mall has suffered from three terrorist attacks in the past.

Emergency numbers at the hospitals are:
Wolfson 1255135
Ichilov 1255133

The Ministry of Absorption opened an emergency call-in number providing information in all languages: 1255081010.