Netanyahu Says ‘incitement’ Behind Palestinian’s Rush-hour Knife Attack – Yahoo News

Photos of the Day Photos of the day 01/21 A Hamas leader, Izzat al-Risheq, a member of the militant organizations political bureau, praised the attack as heroic but did not take responsibility. Netanyahu and his political rivals on the Israeli right, meanwhile, including Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Naftali Bennett, lined up to accuse Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas of responsibility. “The terror attack in Tel Aviv is the direct result of the poisonous incitement spread in the Palestinian Authority against Jews and their country,” Netanyahu said in a statement. “The same terrorism tries to attack us in Paris, in Brussels and everywhere.” Attacker shot and arrested The alleged attacker, identified as Hamza Muhammad Hassan Matrouk of Tulkarem, who police said had entered Israel illegally, fled the bus and was later shot by security officers and arrested. Five commuters, including the bus driver, were wounded in the attack and were taken to the hospital in moderate to critical condition. Four others suffered light injuries.
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“The same terrorism tries to attack us in Paris, in Brussels and everywhere.” ATTACKER SHOT AND ARRESTED The alleged attacker, identified as Hamza Muhammad Hassan Matrouk of Tulkarem, who police said had entered Israel illegally, fled the bus and was later shot by security officers and arrested. Five commuters, including the bus driver, were wounded in the attack and were taken to the hospital in moderate to critical condition. Four others suffered light injuries. The attack occurred at around 7:20 a.m., shortly after the suspect boarded the bus and started attacking the driver and other passengers. Witnesses travelling behind the bus knew something was wrong when it suddenly started to swerve and abruptly stopped. Passengers then ran away in panic. The bus driver fought with the terrorist and tried to resist the attack, said the Tel Aviv district police chief, Bentzi Sau.
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