Termini subway station in Rome
Termini subway station in RomeiStock

A 24-year-old Israeli woman was stabbed on Saturday at the Termini subway station in the Italian capital of Rome.

Footage from the security cameras shows the young woman stabbed three times in the back as she is purchasing subway tickets, while she vigorously fights the attacker and resists him.

Initially, it was reported in Italian media that the woman was hospitalized in serious condition, but the Israeli consul in Rome arrived at the hospital and said that the Israeli woman was conscious and in good condition.

The attacker fled the scene and has not yet been located. Rome police have opened an investigation of the incident. A suspected robbery attempt is being investigated and the possibility of an antisemitic attack is being investigated as well.

Meanwhile, a 23-year-old Israeli man from Ashdod died on Sunday in the resort city of Cancun in Mexico, after apparently feeling unwell while at a party. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The exact cause of death has not yet been determined.

The Foreign Ministry is aware of the incident and is handling the bringing of the young man's coffin to Israel. His body is in the city of Tulum. The Ministry is in contact with the family.