Starting last week, there have been several jihadi stabbings in Israel. This is the latest. “Man stabbed in central Jerusalem in suspected terrorist attack,” Haaretz, November 16, 2014:
A 32-year-old man sustained light to moderate injuries in Jerusalem on Sunday, after being was stabbed in the back with a screwdriver.
The man was stabbed on Hanevi’im Street near the Old City. After he was attacked, the man walked to Damascus Gate and reported his condition to a Border Patrol unit. He was then taken to Shaarei Tzedek hospital.
According to the police, the assailant was an Arab man who was seen running toward Damascus Gate, and has not yet been apprehended. Police have set up roadblocks and checkpoint….
Last week an IDF soldier, Almog Shiloni, 20, of Modi’in, was stabbed by an 18-year-old Palestinian from Nablus near Tel Aviv’s central bus station. Shiloni was hospitalized in critical condition and died from his wounds shortly thereafter. The stabber, Nur A-Din Hashia – who was himself lightly wounded in the incident – escaped the scene of the assault and was arrested by police officers while hiding in a nearby building soon after.
Several hours after that attack, another one took place near the entrance to the West Bank settlement of Elon Shvut. Dalia Lemkos, a 26-year-old resident of the settlement, was killed and two others were wounded after an assailant exited the vehicle he was driving in and commenced stabbing a crowd of people waiting at a designated hitch-hiking spot….
The Shin Bet named the suspect as Maher Hamdi A-Shalmon, 30, a resident of Hebron affiliated with the Islamic Jihad. Hashalmon was jailed in an Israeli prison from 2000-2005 after throwing a firebomb at Israeli troops.