JERUSALEM (JTA) – An Israeli soldier was stabbed and seriously injured near a Tel Aviv train station in a terror attack.
Police arrested a suspect in the stabbing shortly after the attack. The suspect is identified as Nur al-Din Abu Hashyaa, 18, from the West Bank city of Nablus, who tried to take the soldier’s weapon after he stabbed him multiple times with a knife. The attacker then hid in an apartment building near the site of the stabbing after the attack, where he was apprehended.
Police have confirmed that the attack was nationalistically motivated. The alleged attacker reportedly entered Israel illegally.
The stabbed Israeli man is reported to be about 20. He reportedly had no pulse and was resuscitated at the scene of the attack. He was taken to Sheba Hospital at the Tel Hashomer medical center where he went into surgery.