Terror Attack in Gan Yavne

Three people were seriously wounded in a terror knifing at a mall in the southern Israeli city of Gan Yavne late Sunday, authorities said. There had been growing concern that a relatively calm Ramadan period could give way to a fresh outburst of violence.

The attack at the city’s Friendly mall was the second of the day, after an off-duty soldier was stabbed and lightly injured at Beersheba’s main bus station.

The three victims, all in serious condition with multiple stab wounds, are two men aged 25 and 20, and a 17-year-old boy. The 19-year-old attacker was eliminated by security forces.

National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir said an increased police presence and continued programs arming civilian quick response squads were needed to bolster the fight on terror. “We’re at war, and certainly the enemy has more motivation to harm us,” he said.

Three seriously wounded in terror stabbing spree at Gan Yavne mall, by Times of Israel Staff, April 1, 2024


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