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Muslim Savage Stabs 4 Israelis - Is Caught With Blood On His Hands - 13 Year Old Girl Among The Victims

November 21, 2015

Kiryat Gat terrorist caught - with blood still on his hands
Kiryat Gat municipality had announced schools will be closed Sunday unless stabber who wounded four people was caught.

Uzi Baruch

After an extensive manhunt, security forces have succeeded in capturing the terrorist who stabbed four people outside a soccer stadium in Kiryat Gat earlier Saturday night.

Israel Police Southern Commander Yoram Halevi announced the arrest of the terrorist, along with two other Arabs who had aided him in carrying out the attack.

The terrorist has been identified as a Palestinian Arab teenager from a village near Hevron who was working illegally in Israeli sovereign territory.

Watch: Massive manhunt for Kiryat Gat stabber: (Click on link below for video)

"The terrorist found a quiet, dark area in the yards of one of the (local) houses," Halevi said. "He hit and waited for the right time - most likely the early morning - to escape from the city."

Earlier Saturday night, Kiryat Gat municipality announced that should the terrorist who evade authorities, classes will be canceled across the city Sunday.

Scene of Kiryat Gat attack: (Click on link below for pictures)

Authorities added that, should this occur, it would be treated as an emergency situation and emergency centers would be opened for children in public libraries, the Beit Rachel Community Center, and the Sha'ar Darom Enrichment Center.

The attack began near the city's soccer stadium and left four people wounded. The stabber managed to flee the scene, sparking a major manhunt, with security forces checking all vehicles entering and leaving the city.

During their searches, police rescued a Bedouin resident of Segev Shalom who was attacked and lightly wounded by residents under the false belief that he was the terrorist.


13-year-old terror victim: 'I stopped the blood with my scarf'
Liel Yotko recounts the moments before and after the stabbing attack in Kiryat Gat in which four people, including her, were injured.

Cynthia Blank

Liel Yotko, the 13-year-old girl injured in the terror stabbing in Kiryat Gat on Saturday night, recounted to Channel 2 on Sunday the harrowing moments of the attack.

Four people, including Yotko, were injured when a Palestinian terrorist stabbed them outside a soccer stadium in the southern city. They are being treated at Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon.

Yotko had been walking with a friend on Saturday evening when they noticed a suspicious-looking man behind them. "He had his hand in his pocket. He looked suspicious to me so we began to walk faster. He started chasing after us so we began to run."

She and her friend were not able to shake the knife-wielding terrorist and he succeeded in stabbing Yotko twice in the back and once more in the stomach.

"I told my friend to run away," Yotko recounted. "I sat on the ground and tied my [wounds] with a scarf in order to prevent the bleeding. I called the police and my mother."

According to Yotko, after he stabbed and moderately wounded her, the terrorist tried to run after her friend, but stopped when he encountered an elderly woman. He then stabbed her as well before targeting several other people who couldn't escape in time.

The terrorist managed to flee but was caught hours later hiding in the yard of a private house in Kiryat Gat.

"I still can't believe it," Yotko said of the attack. "It's strange to me that until now I saw cases like this on television and now it's me."

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