2 stabbed in suspected terror attack in northern Israel


JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli soldier and a civilian were stabbed in a suspected terror attack in the northern Israeli city of Afula.

Civilian bystanders restrained the assailant in the wake of the Thursday night attack and held him until police arrived, the Israel Police reported.

The victims were taken to an Afula hospital and were in moderate condition, according to the police.

Video footage aired on Israel’s Channel 2 showed a crowd starting to punch and kick the assailant as he lay on the ground before being dispersed by police.

It was the fourth stabbing attack in Israel on Thursday, the second day of several such attacks. The other attacks on Thursday took place in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and in the West Bank near Hebron.

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