Post link 28 February 2016, 15:28
Israeli security forces arrested Saadi Ali Abu Hammad on Sunday for the vicious attack on Tzika Cohen, who is fighting for his life.

Israeli man seriously wounded in suspected terrorist stabbing in West Bank By TOVAH LAZAROFF \ 02/28/2016 09:55

Israeli security forces on Sunday arrested Saadi Ali Abu Hammad, charged with attacking a security guard in Ma’aleh Adumim’s shopping mall with an ax.

Police received a call at 1:15 a.m. on Friday regarding the victim. The forces that arrived at the mall found Tzika Cohen, 48, lying on the floor with multiple stab wounds.

A security video that was circulated late Saturday showed an assailant striking Cohen multiple times near the mall’s elevator doors.

The security guard was rushed to Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem's Ein Kerem. Cohen, a father of four, is in serious condition in the hospital’s critical care unit. His family is scheduled to celebrate a Bar Mitzvah in a few weeks.

Abu Hammad's arrest was the result of a joint operation between the Shin Bet, the Judea and Samaria police and the IDF.

The Shin Bet said that during the initial investigation Abu Hammed made statements that implicated himself in the attack.

He is a resident of the Palestinian village of Azariya, that is located just outside of both Ma’aleh Adumim and Jerusalem.

Ma’aleh Adumim Mayor Benny Kashriel Benny Kashriel the incident marks the first time a terror attack has occurred within the city of 37,400 people.

Judea and Samaria police have banned Palestinian workers from entering the city until Thursday, but they will be allowed to go to work adjacent Mishor Adumim Industrial Park.

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