Shortly after 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23, a stabbing terrorist attack took place at a gas station near the community of Beit Horon, on route 443 which connects Jerusalem with Modiin.
A young man of around 18 years old was critically wounded in the attack. He was initially resuscitated by Magen David Adom paramedics, but they eventually pronounced his death.
MDA paramedic Uri Gavriel said: At the entrance to the gas station laid a young man, around 20 years old, unconscious and with stab wounds in his upper body. He wasnt breathing and did not have a pulse. We gave him medical treatment and continuously resuscitated him, but the wounds were severe and we were forced to pronounce his death at the scene.
A young woman was lightly to moderately wounded in her limbs, and was evacuated to Shaare Tzedek hospital in Jerusalem.
Another medic at the scene, Isaac Goldfarb, said: A young woman sustained stab wounds to her upper limbs. We gave her medical treatment to stop the bleeding and dress her wounds, and evacuated her to hospital in light to moderate condition.
The terrorist, identified as Ahmed Taha, was shot and killed at the scene by IDF forces.
Earlier on Monday, two female Palestinian terrorists, aged 14 and 16, used scissors to stab an elderly man at the entrance to the market at around 11:10 a.m. They were neutralized by gun shots after attempting to stab more people.
The victim was a 70-year-old Christian Arab from the Hebron area. The terrorists mistakenly thought him to be an Israeli Jew. He suffered light wounds to his head.
A 27-year-old security guard was also hurt in his hand, from a police bullet that ricocheted. He was evacuated to Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital along with the elderly victim. Several onlookers suffered from shock.
The terrorists, two female teenagers from Qalandia, north of Jerusalem, were neutralized by police forces. One of them, identified as 16-year-old Hadeel Awad, was killed while the other one was very seriously wounded in her stomach and taken to Shaare Tzedek hospital to undergo surgery.
On Sunday, Nov. 22, Hadar Buchris, 21, from the city of Safed was murdered shortly after 3 p.m. after she was stabbed in her head by a Palestinian terrorist at the Gush Etzion Junction, south of Jerusalem.
The attacker, identified as 34-year-old Issam Thawabta from Beit Fajjar near Bethlehem, was shot and killed at the scene by IDF forces.