9 Stabbed on Tel Aviv Bus

Palestinian suspect shot, arrested
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 21, 2015 1:03 AM CST
9 Stabbed on Tel Aviv Bus
An injured man is treated by paramedics at the scene of a stabbing in Tel Aviv, Israel, today.   (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

A Palestinian man stabbed nine people, wounding some of them seriously, on a bus in central Tel Aviv today before he was chased down, shot, and arrested, Israeli police say. A police spokesman says four people were seriously hurt and another five sustained lighter wounds in what he describes as a "terror attack." The Islamic militant Hamas group praised the stabbing, which is the latest in a spate of "lone-wolf" attacks in Israel in recent months that have killed about a dozen people, including five killed with guns and meat cleavers in a bloody assault on a Jerusalem synagogue. Hamas did not claim responsibility for the latest attack, but a spokesman described it as a "natural response to the occupation and its terrorist crimes against our people." (More Israel stories.)

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