Terror again struck Israel today, this time in the aisles of a supermarket in the city of Yavne. Ynet News' Eli Senyor and Reut Rimmerman report on the stabbing of an employee at the store, an Israeli man in his forties who is clinging to life:
The suspected stabber, 19-year-old Ismail Ibrahim Ismail abu Aram from Yatta, who also works at the Shufersal supermarket, was arrested after trying to flee the scene.
IDF forces raided the terrorist's home after the attack, while he was taken for questioning by the Shin Bet who learned he was in Israel illegally...
The victim, 42, was in critical condition after suffering stab wounds to his chest, neck and head. He was taken to the Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot, where he went into surgery. Three other employees were treated for shock.
"My wife and I were shopping. All of a sudden, a man with a backpack and an Arabic accent approached me and asked me if I worked there. I said no, and he kept walking," recounted Shlomo Brill, an eye-witness. "Ten minutes later, I heard screams from the checkout area. Everyone at the store went crazy. We thought it was a terror attack, we're all stressed out... the cashiers were screaming, the employees were shaking with fear..."
Please pray for the victim, that God will bring him healing, as well as for God's protection over the Holy Land during this time of continued terror and violence.