A terrorist stabbed to death a female attendant at the Sonol gas station in Beersheba on Tuesday, continuing a rampage in the nearby Big shopping mall. There, he murdered two more women and a man. He left two further victims with moderate injuries.
Large forces from the police and Magen David Adom (MDA) arrived at the scene to treat the victims and handle the incident.
From the moment the attack began, it took eight minutes for police to arrive at the scene. The terrorist was neutralized by a civilian before police arrived at the scene. Police are scouring the neighborhood for the killer’s accomplices.
The terrorist, Muhammad Alab Ahmed abu Alkiyan, is a Bedouin Israeli from the town of Hura who has served time in Israeli prison in the past.
Alkiyan was arrested in 2015, along with a number of other suspects, for supporting and promoting ISIS to students at a school he taught at.
This is the third stabbing this week.
On Sunday, two police officers were injured in a stabbing attack in east Jerusalem’s Ras al-Amud neighborhood.
On Saturday, a 35-year-old man was stabbed and lightly wounded on Hebron Road near the First Station in Jerusalem.