Tel Aviv car-ramming attack leaves at least seven people injured

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Tel Aviv car-ramming attack leaves at least seven people injured

A pregnant woman has lost her baby as a result of her injuries, as Hamas spokesperson claims 'heroic' action was in response to IDF actions in the Jenin refugee camp

At least seven people have been wounded in a car ramming attack in northern Tel Aviv on Tuesday. Among the injured is a pregnant woman who lost her baby as a result of injuries and a 76-year old man who is in intensive care.

The assailant, a 23-year-old Palestinian from the West Bank, drove at people on the sidewalk on Pinchas Rosen Street and then carried out stabbings after leaving the vehicle.

Some reports suggested the attacker ran into a bus stop then took out a knife.

He was eventually shot dead by a civilian at the scene, now named as Kobi Yekutiel.


Paramedics from Magen David Adom, Israel’s national ambulance service,arrived at the scene and treated the injured.

Tel Aviv Police District Commander Ami Eshed said the incident was an act of terror carried out by a resident of the West Bank.

A 46-year-old woman was among the injured, and reports said she had sustained serious injuries and had been evacuated to nearby hospitals along with other victims.

Others were also rushed to hospital with stab wounds, or injuries caused by impact with the car.

The incident took place amid increased tensions in the region, with Israeli forces killed 10 people, including several Palestinian terrorists, during raids on a refugee camp in the Palestinian city of Jenin.

Hamas spokesperson Hazem Kassem said in response to the attack “The heroic action in Tel Aviv is the first response to Israel’s crimes against our people in the Jenin refugee camp. As the [Palestinian] resistance has already put it – Israel will pay the price for its crimes.”

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