In another stabbing attack on Sunday, a female soldier was lightly wounded by a 41-year-old Palestinian woman at the Qalandiya checkpoint in the West Bank.
Both terrorists were arrested without injury.
The victims were hospitalised with light injuries after the attack, which took place at the Leonardo Beach hotel on Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Street.
The attacker was an 18-year-old from the Nablus area of the West Bank, who entered Israel as part of a group called ‘Natural Peace Tours’, which seeks to forge relationships between Israelis and Palestinians.
Following the attack, Israel’s Defense Ministry suspended single-day work permits for Palestinians to enter Israel until an investigation was carried out.
Israel issues around 100,000 work permits to Palestinians to work in Israel. Holders of work permits and their relatives are heavily vetted by the Shin Bet security service for any links to terror organisations.
49 victims have been killed in over 375 stabbing, car ramming and shooting attacks carried out by Palestinian terrorists since September 2015. Over 700 people (including a number of Palestinians) have been wounded, many of them seriously.
Over 250 Palestinians have been killed, the overwhelming majority while carrying out terror attacks, and others during clashes and demonstrations.
Hannah Bladon, a 20-year-old British student, was stabbed to death by a Palestinian man on a tram near Jerusalem’s Old City earlier this month.