A pair of Palestinian stabbing attacks left two Israelis — including a soldier — dead and two men injured Monday, the latest in a spate of violence to sweep Israel in recent weeks.
The 25-year-old woman was killed Monday evening when a knife-wielding Palestinian man began stabbing people waiting at a bus stop in the settlement of Alon Shvut, between Jerusalem and Bethlehem. The victim was stabbed in the neck and pronounced dead at the site, the Times of Israel reported. Two men were moderately injured.
An on-duty guard shot the suspect, who was taken to an Israeli hospital for treatment, according to Israel’s Channel 2.
Hours earlier, an Israeli soldier was critically wounded in a stabbing at a Tel Aviv bus station; the suspect, a West Bank Palestinian man, was arrested. The soldier, identified as 20-year-old Almog Shiloni later died of his wounds.
Paramedics treat an Israeli soldier after he was stabbed in Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. An Israeli soldier was stabbed in a downtown Tel Aviv train station on Monday, police said, adding that they had arrested a Palestinian suspected of perpetrating the act as part of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.(AP Photo/Israel Ben Ami)
After the Tel Aviv stabbing, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed terrorism would not win.
"Terrorism directed against us has no limits, it is directed to all parts of the country equally," Netanyahu said, according to Arutz Sheva.
"The terrorists want to remove us from anywhere we are," he said. “I promise you one thing — they will not succeed in that."
Security camera footage of the bus stop attack aired by Israel’s Channel 2 News appeared to show the attacker first slamming his car into one victim at the stop, then setting out on foot to stab the Israelis.
A security guard then approached and shot the attacker as he was stabbing and beating a man. After he was first shot, the attacker walked back across the street toward others, before the guard shot him again, stopping his assault. (Warning: graphic video)
Israel Radio’s Arab affairs correspondent Gal Berger tweeted that a website associated with Hamas identified the suspect who killed the woman as a Hamas activist and former convict who served in Israeli prison.
Israel has faced weeks of increased Palestinian violence, including two intentional car assaults, the first of which killed a 3-month-old girl.
A Palestinian social media campaign has been launched in recent days encouraging others to use their vehicles to kill Israelis. A Palestinian singing duo posted a song on social media rallying Palestinians to “run over” 2-month-old Israelis and Jewish settlers.
The Monday evening stabbing occurred near the bus stop where three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped and then killed in June, one of the factors that led to the summer hostilities between Israel and Hamas.
This story has been updated with video of the attack and the death of the soldier.