One Wounded in Stabbing Attack in Rosh Ha’ayin

YERUSHALAYIM -

One Israeli woman was lightly wounded in a stabbing attack in the industrial zone of Rosh Ha’ayin early Sunday afternoon. The female stabber was neutralized and arrested, police said. Two knives were found in her bag. Police later said she was a 23-year-old resident of Kfar Kassem.

The Israeli woman, 30, from Kfar Saba, was taken to the Beilinson hospital in Petach Tikvah for further treatment fully conscious. Police were investigating the background of the attack, but said they suspected that it was undertaken as a terror attack.

The attack took place in an area of Rosh Ha’ayin which is adjacent to the Arab town of Kfar Kassem, a large Israeli Arab town. Sunday’s stabbing was the first to take place in Israel in over a week.