One Israeli killed and several injured in ramming and stabbing attack in Ra’anana

Security forces were investigating the possible terror attack


The scene of a terrorist attack in Ra'anana, north of Tel Aviv, Jan. 15, 2024. (Photo by Itai Ron/Flash90)

An Israeli woman in her 70s was killed and at least 17 other people were wounded on Monday in a combined car-ramming and stabbing attack in the central city of Ra’anana.

Israeli forces arrested two suspects following a manhunt. Police said the terrorists were residents of Bani Naim near Hebron and changed vehicles three times during the course of the attack.

In a preliminary statement, the Israel Police said that, "following an ongoing unusual incident in Ra'anana, police forces are on the scene, and the circumstances of the incident are under investigation,"

Four victims were evacuated to Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba, including several who were in serious or moderate condition, the hospital announced.

The incidents were reported at 1.34 p.m. and 1.44 p.m. on the city's HaHaroshet Street and Ahuza Street, MDA said. Three casualties were treated on the first scene, while MDA reported eight casualties on the second scene.

The attacks took place near the end of the school day, and Ra'anana Mayor Chaim Broyde requested that residents and schoolchildren stay inside during the hour-long search for the suspect.

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