Two Hurt in Terror Attack in Mishor Adumim

YERUSHALAYIM -
Paramedics bring victims injured in Mishor Adumim stabbing attack to the Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital. (Noam Revkin Fenton/FLASH90)
Paramedics bring victims injured in Mishor Adumim stabbing attack to the Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital. (Noam Revkin Fenton/FLASH90)
Israeli police patrol the area where a Palestinian teenager stabbed two people in a supermarket in Mishor Adumim on Wednesday. (REUTERS/Ammar Awad)
Israeli police patrol the area where a Palestinian teenager stabbed two people in a supermarket in Mishor Adumim on Wednesday. (REUTERS/Ammar Awad)

A Palestinian entered a Rami Levy supermarket in Mishor Adumim near Yerushalayim and stabbed two Israelis before an off-duty security guard shot and subdued him late Wednesday afternoon.

Magen David Adom (MDA) personnel arrived at the scene shortly after the attack began at around 4:20 p.m. and gave emergency aid to the two men who were injured. Both are local residents in their mid-fifties who sustained shoulder and head wounds, according to MDA spokesman Zaki Heller. One of the injured was himself an MDA paramedic. The victims, described as moderately wounded, were evacuated to Hadassah Hospital in Yerushalayim.

The attacker, a 16-year-old from al-Azariya, adjacent to Maalei Adumim, with no prior criminal record, was in light-to-moderate condition after being shot in his lower limbs. Two other Palestinians were arrested on suspicion of being accomplices to the crime and were seen being interrogated by security officials at the scene.

The off-duty security guard, who works at the Prime Minister’s Office, received a call from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu praising him for heroic action.

The supermarket manager said that the terrorist entered the store posing as a shopper and apparently snatched a knife off a shelf where knives were for sale. The supermarket, which has 180 employees and serves a mixed Jewish-Arab clientele, has three security guards stationed and one on patrol.