The 18-year-old Muslim terrorist from Shechem who stabbed 4 people in and around the Leonardo hotel in Tel Aviv had received a special one-day permit as part of a “peace” program that takes Palestinian Authority Muslims to Tel Aviv in order to reduce tensions between Arab Muslims and Jews. (HAH!)
The attack began in the lobby of the Leonardo Beach Hotel, where he stabbed three people with wire cutters. He then fled outside and attacked one more person, a man in his 70s, before he was captured by police.
According to Channel 2 news, the assailant first attempted to enter the smaller Leonardo Art Hotel on Hayarkon Street, but was turned away by a security guard. He then traveled down the street to the Leonardo Beach Hotel, where he carried out his attack.All four victims were lightly wounded and treated at the scene by medics before being taken to Ichilov Hospital, according to the Magen David Adom ambulance service.Attacker being apprehended below:
The Palestinian, identified as an 18-year-old from the Nablus area of the West Bank, was apprehended by police (below). After initially saying the motivation of the attack was unclear, police later determined that it appeared to be a terror attack.In addition to the man in his 70s, two men and a woman in their 50s were identified as the victims of the attack by medics. Surveillance footage from the hotel shows the stabbing attack as it unfolded.
The Palestinian teenager, wearing jeans and a black T-shirt, first stabbed a man and a woman inside an office in the Leonardo Hotel.He then ran out of the office and into the lobby where a man tried to block his escape, grabbing a pillow from one of the lobby’s couches to protect himself. The terrorist attacked the man, tackling him to the floor and stabbing him repeatedly in the shoulders, neck and head.
The spate of Palestinian attacks that began in October 2015 was dubbed the “lone wolf” intifada, as many of the attacks were carried out by individuals who were not connected to any terror group.