Tuesday, April 23
Latest News
  1. Ishtayeh: US decisions are worse than 'Deal of the Century'
  2. ISIS claims responsibility for Easter bombings in Sri Lanka
  3. Israeli police commissioner, settlers raid Al-Aqsa compound
  4. Israel seals off Sabastiya as hundreds of settlers celebrate Passover
  5. Euro-Med reports Israeli violations against Palestinians in Jerusalem
  6. Israel to release Palestinian prisoner after 17 years
  7. Over 20,000 Israeli settlers visit Hebron's Ibrahimi Mosque
  8. Two Palestinian prisoners enter 17th year of Israeli imprisonment
  9. Minor among 18 Palestinians detained by Israeli forces
  10. Palestinian killed while being chased by Israeli police

6 injured, 1 Palestinian teen detained in shooting, stabbing attack in Petah Tikva

Feb. 9, 2017 5:38 P.M. (Updated: Feb. 13, 2017 10:18 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- A 19-year-old Palestinian from the Nablus area village of Beita in the northern occupied West Bank was detained late Thursday afternoon at a market in the central Israeli town of Petah Tikva, in connection with a shooting and stabbing attack that has left six people injured, according to Israeli police.

Israeli police spokesperson Luba al-Samri said in a statement that the teen was caught and disarmed by locals before being detained by Israeli police, at which time he was unharmed with the firearm still in his hand.

Initial reports from al-Samri around 5 p.m said that three people were injured with minor gunshot wounds, including a man in his fifties, a woman in her fifties, and another woman in her thirties.

In addition, al-Samri said a man in his forties was taken to the hospital after he was stabbed.

The identities of the four injured people remained unknown.

“Police are still investigating whether the shooting and the stabbing are related,” al-Samri said, adding that “a suspect, seemingly Palestinian, was arrested as police rushed to the scene for investigations.”

According to Israeli police the incidents are being treated as “terrorist attacks.”

A police spokesman confirmed that the alleged Palestinian attacker was detained at the scene, adding that investigations on the attack were continuing and "security measures" have been implemented "in and around public areas."
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015