The condition of a 62-year-old woman who was stabbed by a Palestinian terrorist in Kfar Sava on Tuesday afternoon was reported to have improved, and hospital staff said she may be able to go home as early as Wednesday, Arutz Sheva reported.
The woman, who suffered multiple wounds, was rushed to the Meir Hospital by Hatzalah medics in moderate-to-serious condition.
The terrorist was shot and “neutralized,” Zaka reported. The terrorist has been identified as a 19-year-old Palestinian Authority resident from the town of Tulkarem. He is listed in light condition.
In their report on the attack, police said “the terrorist…took out a knife and chased after her. A civilian who lives nearby saw what was happening. He stopped his car and opened fire at the terrorist,” police said. The stabbing took place on Galgalei Haplada Street outside the G Mall in Kfar Sava.
United Hatzalah volunteer Matanel Yechiel who was one of the first responders at the scene said: “I provided first aid treatment for the woman’s injuries. After receiving treatment at the scene she was transported to the trauma unit at Meir Hospital having suffered stab wounds.”
Police are investigating the incident and searches are reportedly ongoing for an additional suspect in the attack.
President Reuven Rivlin commented on the incident:
“Our prayers are for the recovery of the wounded who was stabbed by a terrorist in Kfar Saba. Against the terrible terror, we will work hard and uncompromisingly for the sake of our citizens everywhere.”