January 21, 2015
2 wounded in serious condition in an early-morning terrorist attack on passengers on their way to work.
Nine Israelis are reported wounded after a stabbing attack on a Tel Aviv bus Wednesday morning.
Two are reported to be in serious condition following the attack on Bus 40 on Derech Menachem Begin, a major thoroughfare in south Tel Aviv, near the Ma’ariv Bridge.
According to Magen David Adom emergency services, there are nine casualties in total, including three in fair condition, who were evacuated to Tel Aviv’s Ichilov Hospital and Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer. Four are additionally wounded in light condition.
The assailant was reportedly shot in the leg by soldiers of the Nachshon unit of the IDF on Hamasger St., near the scene of the attack.
Authorities are withholding the identity of the assailant, even though it has been reported by various media outlets.
The stabbing is being treated as a “terror attack,” Israel Police foreign press spokesman Micky Rosenfeld wrote on Twitter.
In December 2014, the Shin Bet security service announced that they arrested a Palestinian woman who was allegedly planning to commit a suicide attack in Tel Aviv using a belt fitted with explosives.
The month prior, an Israel Defense Forces soldier was stabbed and killed in a terror attack near the Haganah train station in south Tel Aviv.