Israeli Woman Stabbed in Arab Town’s Marketplace

YERUSHALAYIM -
Israeli security forces at the scene of a stabbing attack at the Damascus Gate on November 29, 2015. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90
Israeli security forces at the scene of a stabbing attack at the Damascus Gate on November 29, 2015. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

An Israeli woman was stabbed Shabbos afternoon in the market of the Bedouin city of Rahat in southern Israel. The woman was treated at the site and taken to a hospital in Be’er Sheva with moderate wounds.

The victim was a 65-year-old resident of a kibbutz in the area, police said. She was being treated at Soroka Hospital.

Police said that the stabbing was being considered a terror attack. Large numbers of police were combing the area Motzoei Shabbos in search of the stabber.

Earlier, Arabs attacked a group of Jews on Har Hazeisim in Yerushalayim with stones and rocks. A security officer fired shots in the air and the Arab rock throwers fled. And during riots in Kabatiya in northern Shomron, at least two Arabs were injured when security forces opened fire at them.