Gan Yavne stabbing: Three in ‘serious condition’ after ‘terror’ attack at Israel mall

Three people were left seriously injured following an alleged stabbing attack near a shopping centre in the town of Gan Yavne, southern Israel.

The incident has been described as a suspected terror attack by the Times of Israel, and the head of the local council called the attacker a “terrorist”.

Following the incident, a person suspected to have carried out the stabbing was “neutralised” by local police.

The Israeli police said in a statement: “Police forces were called to the Friendly Gan Yavne Shopping Mall following a report of a suspected attack.

“From an initial report, there are several victims with stab wounds at the scene.”

The head of the Gan Yavne Council, Aharon Dror, also spoke of multiple people being injured on the scene.

His statement also read: “The terrorist was neutralised by our municipal police in Gan Yavne, an inspector and a policeman who arrived at the scene and handled the incident.

“The security forces and the Israel Police, along with our security division and the local security squad, are conducting patrols throughout the area.”

Paramedics provided initial support to the victim at the scene, before taking them to Assuta Hospital in Ashdod, the Magen David Adom ambulance service said.

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