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Stabbing Attack on Bus in Judea, Israel

One person was wounded on Thursday morning in a stabbing attack on a bus on Route 60 near Neve Daniel in Judea and Samaria. The terrorist was shot and killed by another passenger, according to reports from the scene. The assailant, who was armed with a screwdriver, began attacking passengers as the bus passed the town of Elazar. The bus subsequently came to a halt at the Neve Daniel Junction.

One victim was being treated by EMTs on the scene, according to Magen David Adom. Five people were being treated for shock. The incident is the latest in a series of terrorist attacks in recent days, that have so far claimed the lives of 11 Israelis.

On Wednesday evening, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said in a statement that the country’s security establishment had been acting “with full force” over the previous 24 hours “to restore security to Israel’s cities and a feeling of security for you, the citizens.”

“The [Israel Defense Forces, the [Israel Security Agency] and the Israel Police have significantly increased their intelligence operations in order to reach, in a timely manner, those who are planning to carry out attacks. We have also reinforced the presence throughout the country of those in uniform and those carrying weapons,” said Bennett.

As of Wednesday evening, he said, security forces had carried out more than 200 investigation or arrest operations related to the current wave of violence. “From my point of view, there is no limit on resources,” said Bennett, adding, “Whoever has a license to carry a weapon, this is the time to carry it.”

Those operating or residing in Israel, especially around Judea and Samaria are advised to maintain heightened vigilance, while avoiding non-essential travel to areas with large gatherings, and to take necessary precautions to mitigate disruptions. NSI Global is in a position to assist by providing near real-time strategic alerts to our clients. Contact us for more information.

 

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