City Notes: Terror comes to Ra’anana

Three victims were lightly injured and one was in critical condition with stab wounds to his upper body. Police forces detained the attacker.

WeWork (photo credit: Courtesy)
(photo credit: Courtesy)
Two stabbing attacks took place in Ra’anana on Tuesday morning, part of a spate of stabbing attacks to hit Israel in the past two weeks.
The first attack took place at a bus stop outside city hall. According to Dep.-Ch.Kobi Shabtai , commander of the Sharon subdistrict, a 22-year-old male terrorist from east Jerusalem approached the bus stop and stabbed a 32-year-old man in his neck and stomach. Civilians in the area subdued the terrorist until police forces arrived on the scene.
MDA paramedics took the lightly wounded victim to Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba. The terrorist was also taken to the hospital with light-to-moderate wounds he received when civilians subdued him.
Shabtai said that the victim himself managed to fight back against the attacker and prevent him from attacking others, and that other civilians joined the victim and subdued the man, after which police arrived in force to the scene.
A second stabbing attack took place an hour and a half later on Jerusalem Street in Ra’anana. Four were injured in the attack.
According to reports by MDA, three victims were lightly injured and one was in critical condition with stab wounds to his upper body. Police forces detained the attacker.
Israel’s largest community workspace to open in Tel Aviv’s Sarona
Shared workspace community WeWork announced last week that it would be opening Israel’s largest workspace to date, in Tel Aviv’s Sarona neighborhood. The building is to open on November 1, at 3 Kalman Magen Street.
WeWork Sarona features 3,800 square meters of uniquely designed office space to promote community and collaboration, including 506 desks, meeting rooms, kitchens, boardrooms, private offices, as well as an open desk area.
The decision to open in Tel Aviv’s bustling Sarona area was spurred by the successful launch of other buildings in Tel Aviv and Herzliya.
WeWork is also expanding beyond the Center and launching in Beersheba. The workspace is to open on December 1 in the Gav-Yam Negev Advanced Technologies Park, in cooperation with Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the Beersheba Municipality.
Holon to host third annual Elem run for at-risk youth
The NGO Elem, which assists at-risk youth in Israel, will be holding its third annual fund-raising run in Holon on November 20.
The event offers three running tracks, including a professional 10-kilometer run, a five-kilometer run, and a three-kilometer race. Early registration can be made for discounted prices until October 26, and late registration is open until November 16.
The funds raised at the event will benefit Elem’s activities nationwide, such as counseling centers for youth, prevention and treatment of sexual violence, and night patrols to help youth at risk who are homeless or work in prostitution.
The NGO runs three projects in Holon, where many of the staff and volunteers live. These include a night-time patrol team that locates and assists youth wandering around at night; a support, information and advice center for youth; and another youth center which offers a variety of activities designed to channel negative, destructive energies into creative and constructive ones.
The run is open to all members of the public, including businesspeople, professional competitive runners, celebrities, soldiers and students.
The Acre Municipality and Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund were set to inaugurate a botanical garden in the city this week.
The park was named after donors Fred and Linda Wax of Canada, and was established in the Hakerem Gimmel neighborhood on 1.2 hectares of land, featuring Mediterranean vegetation combined with tropical vegetation. The project cost was NIS 20 million.
The park was due to be inaugurated in the presence of Acre Mayor Shimon Lankri, Fred and Linda Wax, KKL-JNF world chairman Efi Stenzler, KKL-JNF Canada president Jerry Werger, KKL-JNF Canada CEO Josh Cooper, Michael Strauss, who dedicates much of his energy to Acre’s advancement, and CEO of Canada-Israel United Jewish Appeal Yossi Tanuri.
The park has two sections, one consisting mostly of intensive gardening, water features and games, and the other with plants typical of the region, as well as unique games with historical themes of Acre, such as its fortress and lighthouse.
Most of the facilities are accessible to people with disabilities, and the garden has seating areas and drinking-water facilities.
Galilee resident arrested on suspicion of animal abuse
Galilee police last week arrested a resident of a village in the Upper Galilee on suspicion of abusing animals. Northern District police said they arrested the 22-year-old suspect after he admitted to extinguishing a cigarette on a rabbit’s eyes, wounding its ears and throwing it from a great height. The suspect was set to be brought for a remand extension at the Acre Magistrate’s Court.
Pooches spruce up for international dog festival in Arad
Arad’s city market looked somewhat different last weekend, as hundreds of canine models from around the world and country trotted in for the international dog festival.
The event was held by the Arad Municipality in cooperation with the Israel Kennel Club for the sixth year running.
Hundreds of breeders proudly displayed their dogs on a runway, showing off their coiffured hairstyles, good looks and discipline.
A panel of judges graded the dogs according to their conduct, body structure, quality of fur and other aspects. One hundred fifty breeds, among them some rare ones, were paraded at the show.
The dogs competed for the titles of Best Puppy, Best Young Dog, Best Old Dog and Most Successful Couple. Winners received certificates and trophies.