An 18-year-old Muslim Arab terrorist from Shechem stabbed and wounded three men and a woman in Tel Aviv at Leonardo Beach Hotel on Hayarkon Street Sunday afternoon.
Policemen and MDA teams were immediately called to the scene, where the terrorist was arrested.
The victims included three men, two in their 50s and one in his early 70s, and a woman in her early 50s.
The four were treated on the scene by United Hatzalah and MDA paramedics before being evacuated to Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv. The injuries sustained by all four victims have been listed as light.
Police have taken the 18-year old Muslim Arab terrorist into custody.
The terrorist acknowledged his crimes during interrogation, and claimed the attack was nationalistically motivated, confirmed suspicions the incident was indeed a terror attack.
The 18-year old Arab terrorist had entered Israel legally with an entrance permit secured by a left-wing NGO, authorities revealed.
The terrorist received the entry permit, which was issued by the Defense Ministry’s department for Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) at the request of the leftist Natural Peace Tour organization, for a one-day tour of Israel.
Natural Peace Tour is one of several leftist groups which bring Palestinian Authority Arabs into Israel for vacations, ‘peace tours’, and meetings with Israeli youths.
Rather than take a tour, however, the terrorist used the entry permit to carry out Sunday’s attack at the Leonardo Hotel.