mother of girl hurt in stabbing attack
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The young woman who was stabbed and seriously wounded in an attack in Afula Monday has been identified as Shuva Malka, an 18-year-old resident of Migdal HeEmek and a student at the Jean Gluck Ulpana in the town of Beit El.

"G-d gave us a great miracle," said Malka's mother. "She was on her way to exams when she saw a terrorist with a knife in front of her."

"He brutally stabbed her several times," she continued. "I expect the State to take responsibility for the safety of our children, so they that can feel safe while waiting at a bus stop, without having to worry about dangers lurking ahead."

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The terrorist was identified as Nur a-Din Shinawi, a Jenin resident in his twenties who fled the scene and was caught a short time later.

Migdal HaEmek Mayor Eli Barda said "we were shocked to hear about the stabbing of a daughter of Migdal HaEmek in the center of Afula by a despicable delinquent, and I'm certain security forces will do everything to take care of him and the house from which he comes. We wish her a speedy recovery. The connection between Migdal HaEmek and Afula reminds us of the murder of Afula resident Shelly Dadon in Migdal HaEmek four years ago."

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