A Palestinian man from the West Bank town of Tulkarm stabbed a dozen commuters early Wednesday morning in a terrorist attack on a No. 40 bus in central Tel Aviv.
At least four of the victims – including the bus driver, who struggled with the attacker – were listed in serious condition, while at least three others were moderately wounded, according to Magen David Adom paramedics. They added that at least 12 people had been treated for shock.
The attack began a little before 7:30 a.m. as the bus was approaching the Ma’ariv junction in the center of the city. The area was crowded with commuters on their way to work and is typically one of the busiest junctions in the city.
Eyewitnesses said the attacker began stabbing the bus driver repeatedly in the upper body. The bus began swerving in its lane as Dan Cooperative veteran driver Herzl Biton, who had been on the job for more than two decades, fought with the terrorist.
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