Police have identified the Arab terrorist who stabbed three people in the central Israeli city of Rishon Lezion on Monday afternoon.
Imad al-Tarde, 19, an Arab resident of Hebron, was detained after “a stabbing spree on the streets of Rishon Lezion,” according to IDF Spokesperson Lt.-Col. Peter Lerner.
At least two of the three victims – an elderly woman and a middle-aged man — were seriously injured in the attack.
Police prevented Israeli citizens from beating and kicking the attacker, whisking him away from the scene after he was detained. Al-Tarde was transferred to security personnel for interrogation.
Rishon Lezion is located south of Tel Aviv.