On Thursday, an 18-year-old Palestinian man opened fire and stabbed shoppers with a screwdriver near Petah Tikva, an open air market in the central part of Israel, local police said.
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Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld confirmed on Thursday that the incident is being classified as a “terrorist attack” and the Palestinian man linked to the attack has been arrested by local authorities.
Central Israel Shooting
– Petach Tikva marketplace
– 7 wounded
Palestinian Terrorist caught & captured.pic.twitter.com/ZR3UF68U4X
— Aüd™ (@CodeAud) February 9, 2017
Shortly after the attack, authorities confirmed that at least six people were injured, three adults suffered bullet wounds and one male was treated for a screwdriver related stabbing.
In the last few years, attacks between Palestinians and the people of Israel have caused many civilians on both sides to feel unsafe.
Palestinian terrorist wounds 6 Israelis in terror attack near market in central Israel. https://t.co/5WRGSPKQSL
— Lisa Scherr (@BBUMH) February 9, 2017
Prior to this reported stabbing and shooting by the West Bank teen, two Palestinians were killed along the disputed Gaza border, which Palestinian officials are blaming on Israeli airstrikes.
?BREAKING: Terror attack in #Israel, initial reports state 4 injured. Suspect is in custody. #PrayForIsrael #StandWithIsrael ??
— Rhonda Kazmierski (@KazmierskiR) February 9, 2017
However, the national military of Israel has already explained to the Hamas-run government that they were not involved in the cross-border Thursday morning tunnel attack.
A #terror attack happend in #Israel. Thankfully with no fatalities. Harming innocent people will not bring #Peace. https://t.co/dqfhNxzHTN
— Eitan Weiss (@EitanWeiss) February 9, 2017
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(H/T ABC News)