Photo Credit: Nadav Goldstein / TPS
Site of attack at Ariel industrial zone close to Petach Tikvah.

Two civilian security guards were stabbed Thursday morning in a terrorist attack near the Jewish community of Ariel, in Samaria, police and IDF spokespersons confirmed.

The attack took place at about 9 am at the entrance gate to the Barkan factory site in the industrial park near Ariel.


The attacker was neutralized by the male and female security guards, both age 24, who shot the terrorist despite their wounds.

Both sustained severe head wounds and protective wounds to their hands, Tazpit Press Service reported.

Medics from the Magen David Adom emergency medical service treated the victims on site before evacuating both, stable and conscious, to Beilinson Hospital at Rabin Medical Center in Petach Tikva. Both are listed in serious condition.

The terrorist is dead.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.