Vid ett arabiskt terrordåd på torsdagskvällen i staden Petah Tikva skadades sex israeler.
Terroristen startade med att skjuta ombord på en stadsbuss. Då hans k-pist hängde upp sig jagades han av upprörda medborgare in på den lokala marknaden. Där högg han vilt omkring sig.
Slutligen rusade han in på ett skrädderi, där skräddaren oskadliggjorde honom med en symaskin...
At least five people were lightly wounded when a Palestinian man opened fire at a bus and stabbed someone near an outdoor market in the central Israeli city of Petah Tikva on Thursday evening, officials said.
Police officers later arrested the West Bank man, who was still in possession of the gun used in the attack, a police spokesperson said.
The Hamas terror group in Gaza praised the attack as a “natural result” of Israeli crimes, but did not claim responsibility. Hamas called on other Palestinians to follow the gunman’s example, Ynet reported.
Just before 5:00 p.m., the gunman, opened fire at a bus near the Petah Tikva market on Baron Hirsch Street. One a man in his 50s was shot in the leg, while two women — one in her 50s, the other in her 30s — were hit by shrapnel, according to the Magen David Adom ambulance service.
He was identified by Palestinian media as Sadeq Nasser Abu Mazen, 18, from Beita al-Foka, a village south of Nablus.
The Palestinian teenager used a Carlo-style submachine gun, a comparatively cheap improvised firearm, which is prevalent in the West Bank. Carlos, which are often cobbled together from water pipes and spare parts, are notoriously unreliable, and the weapon used in the attack apparently jammed multiple times.
What is normally an automatic weapon was only able to fire a shot every few seconds, according to videos from the scene. An eyewitness told Walla news that the gunmen also entered a shop and tried to open fire, but his gun wouldn’t work at all.
The incident occurred at the entrance to the city’s busy central market, which was crowded with people shopping ahead of Shabbat.
The Ynet news site reported that one of the civilians used one of the shop’s sewing machines to take down the attacker. An eyewitness told Channel 2 news that he used a wood plank to hit the man as well, and said the suspect yelled in Arabic as he was tackled.
In the scuffle, a man in his 40s was stabbed in the neck with a screwdriver as he attempted to apprehend the assailant, he told medics.
After the suspected terrorist was subdued by the citizens, police officers arrived and arrested him. He was handed over to the Shin Bet security service for questioning, Ben-David said.
(Arutz Sheva, YnetNews)
(Arutz Sheva, YnetNews)
De senaste dygnen har Israel även utsatts för raket-
beskjutning från Sinai. Fyra raketer avlossades, varav
tre sköts ned av Iron Dome och den fjärde träffade ett
ökenområde. Kalifatet har tagit på sig dådet.
Se Anna Ahronheims (Jerusalem Post) twitterflöde: