Suspect Arrested in Bnei Brak Terror Attack

By Hamodia Staff

The pedestrian bridge where a chareidi man was attacked early Tuesday morning. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)

YERUSHALAYIM – A Palestinian man suspected of attacking and seriously wounding a Bnei Brak resident Tuesday morning has been arrested, the Shin Bet security agency said.

B’chasdei shamayim, Yitzhak Dahan’s condition was reportedly improved since being hospitalized at Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer.

The 47-year-old chareidi was able on Wednesday to recall the harrowing experience for Kan news:

“I went down to Givat Shmuel every morning for 15 years. I saw someone looking at me. He reached for my bag and I thought he was holding something so I walked away from him. He came after me and after two seconds I got hit in the head. I grabbed my head and stopped the bleeding,”he said.

Dahan added that after the attack a passerby who called Magen David Adom told him that the attacker told him to call for help. “After a while, I learned that the one who called was [the terrorist] himself saying – ‘There is a wounded Jew there, go help him.'”

Further details relating to the attack are currently barred from publication by a court-imposed gag order.

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