Terror in Israel: Hamas Terrorists Wound Over a Dozen in Ra'anana, One Murdered
Hamas claimed responsibility for the combined ramming and stabbing attacks in Ra’anana on Monday afternoon, January 15, which left over a dozen people wounded and one person dead. A terrorist stabbed a woman while another stole a car and proceeded to carry out ramming attacks in several locations, Israel Police confirmed.
One terrorist swapped vehicles three times after crashing, the police stated. The terrorists were Muhammad Zaidat, 44, and Ahmed Zaidat, 24, both from Hebron and were later arrested. Two people were slightly injured after being run over on Haroshet Street, where a 66-year-old man was also seriously stabbed.
An additional fifteen people were injured to varying degrees, including a 34-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy in serious condition with head injuries, as a result of the ramming on Ahuza Street, the main street of the city. France’s Foreign Ministry confirmed that two of the wounded parties hold French citizenship.
The director of the emergency medicine department at the Schneider Pediatric Center said that seven children were brought in for treatment. Six of the children are aged between 10-16 and are in mild condition. Three of the victims overall are in serious condition, seven are in moderate condition, and five are lightly injured.
“Initially, it was unclear whether this was a terrorist attack or a vehicular incident. However, following swift action by the Kfar Saba police, we understood that there were two terrorists involved and two separate scenes. Once we grasped the magnitude of the incident, we deployed forces immediately,” Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai said.
“Ultimately, thanks to determined action, a very quick pursuit, and the lockdown of the areas, we managed to apprehend the second terrorist. Both terrorists are residents of Hebron, family members who entered the area illegally.” (JPost / VFI News)
“Lord, we offer our sincerest condolences to the Israeli family mourning the loss of their loved one, and we ask that You comfort them during this intense period of grief. We pray for everyone who was injured during the terrorist attacks and we hope that they will recover as soon as possible, regardless of the severity of their condition. We especially pray for all the children who were wounded during the attack and we hope that Your merciful hand will protect and restore them. May You shield us from any imminent terrorist attacks and bless us with Your provisions.”
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