Stabber of Shlomit Gonen in Rahat
Stabber of Shlomit Gonen in RahatScreenshot

As the massive manhunt continues Sunday after the Arab terrorist who a day before stabbed an elderly Jewish woman as she shopped in the Bedouin city of Rahat, security camera footage has been released showing the assailant fleeing the scene of the crime.

The terrorist, aged in his 20s, stabbed and moderately wounded 65-year-old Shlomit Gonen in the neck as she shopped in the southern city's market on Saturday.

Checkpoints have been deployed at all the entrances to Rahat as well as in several surrounding towns and villages, to try and catch the elusive stabber.

Gonen was evacuated to Soroka Medical Center in Be'er Sheva, where her condition has improved.

The resident of Mishmar Hanegev on Saturday night recounted the attack, saying, "I was planning to go into the store and felt a flick on my ear. I started hearing a ringing in my ears; I fell down and got up. My son-in-law told me that I was bleeding and began to apply pressure to my neck."

Gonen's son-in-law Benny told reporters, "we went to Rahat to buy a phone case and we began to hear shouts and I saw that she fell over. I saw her lying on the floor and I put my hand on her neck to stop the bleeding."