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Palestinian shot, injured after Israeli, 70, injured in Netanya attack

Nov. 2, 2015 7:03 P.M. (Updated: Nov. 3, 2015 10:48 A.M.)
Israeli rescue teams work at the scene of the stabbing in Tel Aviv. (AFP/Yotam Ronen/File)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli police on Monday shot and wounded a Palestinian man after he allegedly stabbed and seriously injured a 70-year-old Israeli man in the northern Israeli city of Netanya, north of Tel Aviv, Israeli sources said.

A spokesperson for Israel's emergency services Magen David Adom (MDA) said that the Israeli was in a serious condition and had been taken to Laniado hospital in Netanya.

He said MDA had also treated the injured Palestinian but had no immediate information on his condition.

The Palestinian has been identified as Ziyad Ridha, 22, from Balaa village east of Tulkarem in the northern occupied West Bank, the head of the village local council told Ma'an.

Israeli army spokesperson Peter Lerner said that the Palestinian "terrorist" was shot by police in Netanya, while the 70-year-old was "severely wounded."

Just hours before the incident, at least three Israelis were injured in a stabbing attack outside a bus station in Rishon Lezion south of Tel Aviv, including an 80-year-old woman left in serious condition.

Initial reports indicated that the attacker was a Palestinian from the southern West Bank city of Hebron and had been injured and detained.

An Israeli police spokesperson could not be reached for comment on either incident.
Comments
Outlier / USA
There is nothing noble about attacking 70 and 80-year-old people. Palestinians should be ashamed.
02/11/2015 19:09
Billy Bragg / UK
These Arab Islamic terrorists are brave warriors, this morning it was an eighty year old, and this afternoon it was this 70 year old. You cannot make this stuff up.
02/11/2015 21:31
Hetty / the Netherlands
Outlier: tell that to you friends in Israel, the brave IOF, the warcriminal Netanyahu etc. They are experts in killing babies, children and old people. Very noble from their safe F-16's: kill and go sleep.
02/11/2015 21:49
Right / USA
As Americans we that any Israeli who is receiving Social Security from United States by birth or through their parents be denied any benefits that they be required to come to United States attend a hearing in a trial for the murder of any Palestinians then after acquitted there but if it's going to be restored
06/11/2015 16:51
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