Police are still searching for a man they say stabbed a 16-yearold girl in the
abdomen during an attempted robbery on the Tel Aviv beachfront on Thursday
The girl was lightly wounded in the stabbing, which police said
took place while she was fighting off a man who accosted her while she was with
friends on the promenade near the corner of Bograshov and Hayarkon streets. The
man allegedly tried to grab the girl’s cellphone but fled without the
Police said the girl told them the alleged attacker was an
African migrant. They added that they did not yet have a specific suspect but
were analyzing surveillance camera footage from businesses in the
Some two dozen residents of south Tel Aviv held a protest at the
site of the stabbing on Saturday night to demonstrate against what they said was
rising crime in the area due to the high number of African migrants.
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