Arab man kills 3 in terror-inspired rampage in Israel

Policemen work at the scene of an attack in Beersheba, Southern Israel, Tuesday, March 22, 2022. A knife-wielding Arab man killed several people and seriously wounded others in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba, a rampage officials called a terror attack with nationalist motives. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

Policemen work at the scene of an attack in Beersheba, Southern Israel, Tuesday, March 22, 2022. A knife-wielding Arab man killed several people and seriously wounded others in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba, a rampage officials called a terror attack with nationalist motives. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

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UPDATED 2:07 PM PT – Tuesday, March 22, 2022

A knife-wielding Palestinian man went on a violent rampage in Southern Israel, killing three people and seriously injuring at least two others.

According to Israeli security officials, the attacker rammed his car into a cyclist in the city of Beersheba earlier Tuesday after which he stabbed four other people. He was identified as a 34-year-old Arab man from a nearby settlement.

Authorities said the assailant had a criminal record and had spent four-years in prison for attempting to join the Islamic State back in 2015. This is the deadliest attack in Israel in several years.

“Five casualties were brought here, three of them were in critical condition and after resuscitation efforts by multiple teams we unfortunately had to determine their deaths,” stated Dr. Dan Schwartzfox, Deputy Director of Soroka Medical Center. “Two other victims in their 40s arrived in critical but stable condition.” 

Authorities also described the incident as a “nationalistically motivated terror attack.”

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