One of the victims lost her life from a stab wound, while the other was struck by the assailant's car while escaping. Three other people were injured
View of the scene of a Palestinian terror attack, in the Ariel industrial zone, in the West Bank (Reuters)
Two Israelis died this Tuesday in an attack in the West Bank at the hands of a Palestinian terrorist, who has already been killed, according to the authorities.
< p class="paragraph">The incident comes hours before Israel is to swear in its new parliament, with far-right lawmakers set to be cabinet members vowing to crack down on the Palestinian violence.
“Following the initial report of a knife attack near the Ariel industrial zone, a terrorist arrived at the zone's entrance gate and stabbed civilians who were in the area” , the Israeli army said in a statement.
“Other civilians were stabbed at a nearby gas station. The terrorist fled the scene and was neutralized later,” the text adds.
Members of the Israeli forces gather at the site of a Palestinian terror attack, in the industrial zone of Ariel, in the West Bank, November 15, 2022. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
The Palestinian Health Ministry issued a statement about a man shot dead by Israeli forces at the scene, without elaborating. details.
According to the Israeli media, the author fled the scene in a car, driving in the opposite direction of traffic and ramming a vehicle, before escaping on foot.
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Israeli Emergency Medical Service Magen David AdomThe MDA said two people were pronounced dead, a 35-year-old man from a stab wound in the Ariel industrial zone, and a 50-year-old person on a nearby highway as a result of a car accident.
A damaged vehicle is seen at the scene of the attack, November 15, 2022. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
Three other people with stab wounds, one in critical condition and two seriously injured, were taken from the industrial zone to a hospital in Petah Tikvah, the MDA said.
Another man who was stabbed on the road was taken to the same hospital in serious condition, the medical service said.
Outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid sent his condolences to bereaved families, saying that while security forces have succeeded in dismantling large militant infrastructure , “we have to fight this battle anew every day.”
Violence in the West Bank has spiked since March, as Israel has launched raids in response to a series of deadly attacks by Palestinians against Israelis.
(With information from AFP)