Palestinian arrested in stabbing of Israeli taxi driver

JERUSALEM (JTA) – A Palestinian man was arrested in connection with the stabbing of an Israeli taxi driver.

The driver, 30, was in stable condition at Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba after being stabbed after midnight Tuesday. He had picked up the passenger in Tel Aviv and taken him to Kfar Saba, as requested. The passenger, who had pre-paid his fare, then stabbed the driver in the stomach and fled the scene, according to Ynet.

The Palestinian arrested in the attack was being questioned by the Shin Bet security service, Ynet reported. He is suspected of being a Palestinian working in Israel illegally. Police believe the attack was nationalistically motivated and that the attacker acted alone.

A gag order has been placed on other details about the case.

 

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