The Arab terrorist responsible for the stabbing attack in Petah Tikva on Wednesday evening would have stabbed more people had his knife not broken, investigations into the attack revealed on Thursday.
A 25-year-old man suffered stab wounds to his upper body during the knife attack on passersby outside Petah Tikvah's central mall close to Beilinson Hospital.
The attacker reportedly drew his knife and ran towards a crowd of civilians as he left the city's #1 bus. He succeeded in stabbing at least one of them before before his knife apparently broke, investigators learned Thursday.
Eventually, security guards opened fire in his direction, and succeeded in overpowering him.
Witnesses reported that the terrorist, identified as a 35-year-old Arab man from Hevron in Judea, had been shouting 'Allahu Akhbar.'
The attack in Petah Tikva was the third stabbing in Israel on Wednesday. A total of five serious terror attacks were reported yesterday.