An elite unit of Israeli prison service officers apprehended a 23-year-old resident of Tulkarem -- an Arab city under Palestinian Authority control -- who injured 17 people in a stabbing spree on a Tel Aviv bus today (January 21, 2015), the Breaking Christian News website reports.
The officers chased the terrorist as he fled on foot, stopping him with a gunshot wound to the leg.
Paramedics transported the 17 injured people to three different area hospitals. Four remain in serious condition and four in moderate condition.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas for these attacks: "The terrorist attack in Tel Aviv is the direct result of the poisonous incitement being disseminated by the Palestinian Authority against the Jews and their state. This same terrorism is trying to attack us in Paris, Brussels and everywhere," Netanyahu said, pointing out that Hamas -- the Palestinian faction ruling the Gaza Strip -- quickly praised the attack.