By COLlive reporter
A young Lubavitcher man is the latest victim of Palestinian terror attacks in Israel over the last 2 weeks that is threatening to turn into a full-scale uprising in the region.
An Arab terrorist has stabbed a resident of the village of Kfar Chabad near the Bigdol shopping center in Petach Tikvah on Wednesday evening.
The Jewish man was lightly injured. He was transferred to the nearby Beilinson hospital. “He was saved by a miracle,” a person close to him said.
Security forces have captured the terrorist, said to be a 30-year-old resident of the Chevron area. He arrived by city bus. After he got off at the station, he started stabbing the Jewish man.
“Civilians that were there jumped on him and disarmed him,” said the police spokesman Shabtai Garbarchik. “Within minutes, police arrived and took him in for questioning.”
Garbarchik said this is the 3rd such terrorist incident on Wednesday alone. “We are prepared for a series of attacks that can occur throughout the State of Israel. It now appears that the weight of stabbing attacks of “lone terrorists” is being moved to all locations and less in Jerusalem itself.”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened an emergency security meeting late Monday and announced he would use a “strong hand” to quell the violence, according to USA Today.
Given the severity of the situation, Netanyahu said that Israel was prepared to loosen restrictions on security forces in regards to “any rioter, inciter or terrorist anywhere.”
“Just as we have defeated waves of terrorism in the past, we will defeat this one,” he said.