JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli soldier was stabbed and seriously injured near a Tel Aviv train station in a terror attack.
Police arrested a suspect — identified as Nur al-Din Abu Hashyaa, 18, from the West Bank city of Nablus — shortly after the attack.
The soldier, reported to be about 20, was resuscitated at the scene of the attack, according to the Israeli media. He was taken to Sheba Hospital at the Tel Hashomer Medical Center, where surgery was performed.
The suspect tried to take the soldier’s weapon after stabbing him multiple times with a knife, police said. Hashyaa was apprehended in an apartment building near the attack site.
Police have confirmed that the attack was nationalistically motivated. The alleged assailant reportedly entered Israel illegally.
Dan Shapiro, the U.S. ambassador to Israel, condemned the attack.
“There is no justification for violence and terror,” he said, “and I wish for a speedy recovery for the soldier.”