Yesterday afternoon, three Israelis were wounded in a stabbing attack in Rishon Lezion, a suburb of Tel Aviv.
The attacker, a 19-year-old Palestinian man from Hebron, stabbed a woman in her 80s, a man in his 40s and a 26-year-old before being apprehended by locals.
Two victims were in a serious condition and were taken to the nearby Assaf Harofeh Hospital. The third victim suffered minor injuries and was also taken to the hospital, while a number of people at the scene were treated for shock.
Earlier on Monday, a firebomb was thrown at a guard post outside the district court building in East Jerusalem. Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said it was a terror attack on democracy, adding that “the terrorists think that harming symbols of government and sovereignty in Jerusalem will deter us”.
She asserted: “The court in Jerusalem is a symbol of justice, equality and coexistence in Jerusalem and will stay as such despite the wishes of those seeking to sow destruction and hatred”.
In the second attack in three days at the checkpoint, attackers attempted to stab a soldier near the Gilboa/Jalama crossing north of Jenin yesterday.
One attacker was shot and killed by police and the second was arrested at the scene.
Last night, a 70-year-old Israeli man was seriously injured in a stabbing attack in Netanya. His attacker, a Palestinian man, was shot and killed by police.