Last updated: 29 August, 2011

Palestinian injures seven with car, knife

Seven people were injured Monday when a Palestinian crashed a stolen taxi into a group of guards in Tel Aviv then attacked them and passers-by with a knife, a police spokeswoman said.

Early Monday morning a young man aged around 20 from Nablus in the West Bank stole a taxi in Tel Aviv, slightly injuring the driver before throwing him out of the car, spokeswoman Louba Samri told AFP.

“He then crashed the car into a group of guards on duty in front of the Club 17, injuring two of them,” she said, referring to a nightclub popular with young people.

The assailant got out of the car and attacked passers-by and the guards wounding four people, shouting “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest), Samri said.

“The Palestinian was tackled and slightly injured,” the police spokeswoman said. He was to be questioned in hospital by the internal security service Shin Beth.