Palestinian stabs taxi driver in Kfar Saba

Driver is in moderate condition; police detain a suspect with the help of other taxi drivers.

April 24, 2012 10:49
Police investigate a crime scene

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A Palestinian from the West Bank stabbed and moderately injured a Kfar Saba taxi driver who was transporting him from the Tel Aviv area to Kfar Saba in the early morning hours Tuesday.

The stabbing occurred on Ben Yehuda Street in the city.

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Magen David Adom paramedics evacuated the driver to Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba for further treatment, where he was listed in moderate condition.

Police, with the help of other taxi drivers, located and detained the suspect. The suspect confessed to the crime and was arrested, police said, according to Army Radio.

Law enforcement officials said no further details were available at the time.

Palestinians have carried out a number of stabbings in recent weeks and months, which security forces suspect had nationalist motivations. Most of the incidents took place in the Jerusalem area.

In March, a Palestinian youth stabbed a female soldier riding the capital's light rail.

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